Day of Caring

DAY OF CARING:
A SPECIAL WAY FOR COMPANIES AND EMPLOYEES TO SPEND A DAY WORKING DIRECTLY WITH THE AGENCIES AND PROGRAMS THAT HELP PEOPLE IN YOUR COMMUNITY…

 

I M A G I N E
An opportunity for the people of your enterprise to come together as a group, to make a real difference
in your community:

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Top management and line staff working side by side – painting, cleaning, sawing, entertaining – and
having a ball doing something completely different for a day:

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Moving beyond making your corporate donation or organizing an employee campaign and into a direct
role as a community builder – simply by setting aside a day to be involved in something that’s tangible
and real.

THAT’S WHAT DAY OF CARING IS ALL ABOUT. IT’S ABOUT COMMUNITY BUILDING MADE REAL. IT’S AN OPPORTUNITY TO SEE THE PROGRAMS AND AGENCIES YOUR ORGANIZATION AND YOUR PEOPLE SUPPORT COME ALIVE. IT’S A SPECIAL CHANCE TO INTERACT WITH THE STAFF AND THE VOLUNTEERS WHO DELIVER SERVICES TO THE PEOPLE OF YOUR CITY OR TOWN.

To find out more about how you can participate in Days of caring, call United Way at 526-5544

HERE’S HOW IT WORKS

  • Local community agencies and programs identify project needs to United Way – Companies identify their interest in participating in Day of Caring to their local United Way, which links companies and projects together and manages the process.
  • Your team spends a day working “on-site” on the project. Day of Caring is usually held on one specific day during the annual fundraising campaign, but can also happen at other times during the year.

TYPES OF PROJECTS

  • Construction: Install an accessibility ramp, build a deck or patio, work on interior or exterior framing, drywalling, painting.
  • Restoration: Paint a fence, rebuild a playground, clean up a neglected park, day care, or seniors’ centre.
  • Agency special event: Visiting and entertaining clients at a residential facility.
  • Community special event: hosting a picnic, party, or a fund-raising drive for a community agency.
  • Doing agency work: Delivering meals on wheels, helping at a food bank or a soup kitchen, participating in youth, disabled, or seniors programs.

… AND AT THE “END OF THE DAY”: Day of Caring can bring your staff team together in new ways as everyone pitches in on a project that’s very different from your normal workday. It also can generate public visibility for your enterprise through the media opportunities your presence in the community creates. Finally, Day of Caring exposes your people to community initiatives in a very real way, and lets everyone see their donation “in action”.

Ask your United Way about Day of Caring today!