With projects ranging from weeding and mulching, painting and small building projects, more than 1000 volunteers throughout the Panhandle worked on the 2016 Annual Day of Caring.
The 22nd year of the volunteer-powered event targeted about 100 projects at 40 different locations in Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan counties.
In conjunction with the Day of Caring, United Way’s Emerging Young Leaders (EYL) program organized the Mega Food Drive. The drive, designed to collect non-perishable food for area food pantries was held in the weeks leading up to Day of Caring. In addition to collections during the month of August, EYL members collected food donations on Day of Caring. Sponsoring businesses collected food at their locations and each of the three school systems in Berkeley, Jefferson, and Morgan participated through school-based drives.
Day of Caring and Mega Food Drive present fantastic opportunities for our volunteers to connect with our agency partners and their clients.