United Way Day of Caring 2014

September 11, 2014
Author: good4utah.com
SALT LAKE CITY (Good4Utah) - Thursday the United Way hosts their annual Day of Caring.  Over 5,700 volunteers representing 130 local companies will complete 135 one-day service projects. Together, they will complete over 25,000 hours of volunteer service.
Their service saves our community more than $500,000! But the impact can be measured in more than just dollars. The work completed today will not only help improve individual lives, but also help build a stronger community for all of us.
United Way of Salt Lake "Promise Partners," schools and other organizations in Davis, Salt Lake, Summit, and Tooele counties are working together with United Way of Salt Lake on this huge volunteer effort.
Day of Caring volunteer efforts are coordinated through workplace/company partnerships and United Way and its partners, but anyone can sign up to participate!  Get a group of friends, family, or co-workers together, visit uw.org/volunteer and sign your group to participate next year.
If you didn't sign up to volunteer this year, YOU STILL CAN! Come to the Gateway from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. and help us stuff 8,500 backpacks with school supplies for kids in our community.
OR! Text SLKIDS to 50555 and GIVE 10! Your $10 donation will help buy school supplies for at-risk kids in our community who really need them.
Follow the conversation live all day today on Facebook and Twitter by using the # (hash tag) DOC2014 and #LIVEUNITED. Be sure to add your comments to the conversation and upload pictures!
About United Way of Salt Lake
United Way of Salt Lake serves individuals and families in Davis, Salt Lake, Summit, and Tooele counties. This four-county area represents approximately 1.4 million people or about 52 percent of Utah's population.
For over 100 years, United Way of Salt Lake has served and strengthened the greater Salt Lake community. Established in 1904 as the Salt Lake Charity Association, its original mission was to help the poor, discourage panhandling, and coordinate multiple programs.
The historic "Community Chest" with a broad charitable mission has transformed into an agent for social change focused on Collective Impact-bringing partners together in new and innovative ways to identify problems and develop lasting solutions.
United Way of Salt Lake's work is focused in neighborhoods with the greatest needs. UWSL works with partners to align programs and services in these communities in easily accessible locations - schools, apartment complexes, and community centers. United Way of Salt Lake has established 19 Neighborhood Centers and Community Schools where students and families can easily access services and get extra academic support. There are more than 25 projects taking place today in these locations that support United Way's work to transform lives and communities. For more information about where United Way of Salt Lake works and how you can get involved, visit uw.org our BRAND NEW WEBSITE!
United Way of Salt Lake invites everyone to join us! We need people to give, to advocate, and to volunteer and get engaged. Together, united, we can do more than help one child beat the odds, we can change the odds for entire communities. LIVE UNITED and be part of the change.