Volunteers Unite for 2017 Days of Caring
Hundreds of volunteers gathered last week to work hands-on with a variety of local nonprofits as part of United Way of Williamson County’s 2017 Days of Caring event.
Days of Caring is held each September to promote the spirit and value of volunteerism, to increase awareness of local human service programs, and to demonstrate what people working together for the community’s good can accomplish.
This year, more than 560 volunteers, many from 18 UWWC corporate partners, completed projects throughout our community – a total impact valued at nearly $63,000.
Examples of some of this year’s projects included working in community gardens, moving furniture and decorating in a group home for individuals with special needs, sorting food at a food bank, painting, cleaning, organizing, and doing yard work and deep cleaning for an elderly couple with limited mobility.
Projects like these are vital to UWWC and its partner programs on so many levels. Not only do they reduce costs, enabling the programs to serve more people, but many times they are projects that would be difficult – if not impossible – to complete otherwise simply due to budgetary or staffing limitations.
Are you interested in becoming a volunteer? United Way of Williamson County offers volunteering opportunities year-round. To learn more, visit uwwc.org/volunteer/