United Way Day of Caring helps Park City

March 26, 2013 http://www.parkrecord.com/ci_22876782/county-briefs

Park City will benefit from the 21st annual United Way of Salt Lake Day of Caring, which encourages volunteers to participate in local projects, such as landscaping, painting, reading and building garden boxes.

Some projects are already scheduled in Park City, but United Way is hoping more are forthcoming.

"Part of the reason we're promoting the event this early is so that more community agencies in Park City can get involved in Day of Caring by submitting projects they'd like help with," United Way Spokeswoman Alicia Greenleigh said.

Last year, more than 4,000 people from 115 companies and groups volunteered, saving Utah communities more than $650,000. This year, United Way hopes more than 5,000 will volunteer.

Businesses, community and church groups, families and individuals are invited to participate.

Non-profit organizations and community agencies are also welcome to submit project proposals.

The deadline for sign-ups and proposals is May 31.

The Day of Caring will take place on Sept. 31, with a kick-off breakfast for all volunteers at 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Gateway Mall in Salt Lake City.

Sign up online at www.uw.org or through Christina DeVore at 801-736-7787 orChristina@uw.org .

Community agencies with project proposals may contact Heather McDonald at 801-736-7715.