September 18, 2018

Hundreds of corporate volunteers will gather to complete community service projects for Days of Caring, a two-day service effort coordinated by United Way of Williamson County.

Held on September 20 and 21, Days of Caring is a United Way of Williamson County initiative to scale and coordinate strategic volunteer engagement across Williamson County, Tennessee.

United Way works with over a dozen corporate partners to recruit volunteers and assign them to local nonprofit agencies with service projects.

Days of Caring maximizes the impact of volunteering and provides various benefits to local agencies. For example, volunteers help agencies tackle projects that would remain unfeasible without the labor and capacity to complete targeted projects within a day or two. While on site, volunteers learn about the mission of the organization and often interact with staff who provide insight into programs and services.  Volunteering strengthens Williamson County by increasing the capacity to identify and respond to human needs. Volunteering also allows United Way partners to take greater ownership of the community they serve, granting the people who live and work in the area a deeper awareness of the nonprofit community.

During Days Caring, volunteers will help local agencies complete a range of service projects, from winterizing garden beds to setting up new classrooms.

Days of Caring is coordinated by United Way’s Volunteer Center, which is managed by Debby Rainey.

What: United Way Days of Caring

When: September 20–21, 2018 (times vary)

Where: Service projects take place across Williamson and Davidson Counties. Projects include:

  • eviCore Healthcare and Optum at Williamson County CASA; Franklin; Sept. 20 (best time to arrive: 9:30­ am – 10:30 am)
  • Franklin Synergy Bank at Community Child Care Center; Franklin; Sept. 20; (best time to arrive:
    9:30 am ­- 10:30 am)
  • StrategyCorps at Waves, Inc.; 2206 Skylark Ct., Franklin; Sept. 21; (best time to arrive:
    10:00 am ­- 11:00 am)

Details: Contact United Way for additional service projects.

Interview and Video Footage: Media is welcome to interview, photograph, and video corporate volunteers and the nonprofit agencies benefiting from service projects.

Media Contact:
Cheryl Stewart, Vice President, Marketing & Communications
United Way of Williamson County
cstewart@uwwc.org
615-771-2312