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United Way's 26th Annual Day of Caring In Need of Volunteers

For 26 years, the United Way of Florence County’s Day of Caring has brought together local non-profits and volunteers to complete service projects that help better our community and the lives of those who live here. The 2017 Day of Caring had a record number of volunteers and projects completed, and the United Way of Florence County hopes to top those numbers with the 2018 Day of Caring that will take place on Friday, September 21st. However, there are currently dozens of projects still in need of volunteers.
 
The projects still in need of volunteers cover a wide range of tasks from painting, yard work, supply drives, cleaning, and repairs. Every project that is completed will directly benefit one of the United Way of Florence County’s partner agencies; who either do not have the capabilities, time, and/or resources to complete the project on their own or do not want to take time and resources away from those in need to have the project completed. A full list of available projects can be found at the United Way’s website at www.uwflorence.org.
 
To participate in the 26th Annual Day of Caring, you will need to register your volunteer group with the United Way of Florence County and then select a project through the United Way’s website. Volunteer groups can consist of employees, friends, families, clubs, or organizations and can range in size from a large group to just one individual. Volunteers are responsible for any supplies needed to complete the project and a list of supplies along with an estimated cost can be found on each project form. All participating volunteers will receive a free Day of Caring t-shirt and are invited to attend the Kick-Off Breakfast on the morning of Day of Caring for a free breakfast before going out to complete their projects.
 
For more information or to register your volunteer group, please call 843-662-2407 or email rbaggett@uwflorence.org. Volunteers groups will need to register by Friday, September 7th to guarantee their Day of Caring t-shirts. Day of Caring also serves as the kick-off for the United Way of Florence County’s 2018-2019 campaign and the new campaign theme/tagline will be announced during the breakfast.
 
 

Project Examples

Estimated Cost

Mow Grass and Trim Hedges for a Senior Citizen

$25-$50

Replace/Repair Agency’s Outside Lighting

$51-$75

Paint an Agency’s Donation Box

$76-100

Cookout Party for Disabled & Special Needs Clients

$126-$300

 

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