United Way of Salt Lake invites community to participate in 2015 Day of Caring

April 28, 2015
Author: ABC 4 Utah

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 Utah)  United Way of Salt Lake is gearing up for its 23rd annual Day of Caring and registrationis now available online. Day of caring is the communities’ largest single-day volunteer event and will take place on September 10, 2015.

Last year, 5,700 individuals from 130 companies and groups volunteered in 135 projects at schools, nonprofit organizations, and other community locations in Davis, Salt Lake, Summit and Tooele counties. 

Those efforts saved our communities more than $525,000 in labor costs alone.

Individual volunteers are welcome, as well as businesses, community and church groups, families and all others wanting to participate. Nonprofit organizations and community agencies can also submit project proposals now.

The deadline for volunteer sign-ups and project proposals is May 31.
Volunteer projects range from landscaping and painting to reading and tutoring kids, building garden boxes, and helping inclassrooms and community centers. Groups of volunteers are matched with meaningful projects that meet their time frame and needs.

As a thank you to all who pledge their time and support for Day of Caring, United Way of Salt Lake is hosting the annual Kick Off-Breakfast on Sept. 10 from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. at Library Square in Salt Lake City. This event is open to all those who participate in volunteer projects throughout the day or would like to get involved.

Community agencies with project proposals should contact Heather MacDonald at 801-736-7715 or heather@uw.org. Businesses and groups hoping to volunteer should contact Alison Cundiff at 801-
736-7726 or alison@uw.org. 

You can also sign up online at www.uw.org/dayofcaring.