Over 900 Volunteers Turn Out For United Way’s Day Of Caring Volunteer Extravaganza
United Way’s 3rd Annual Day of Caring included 36 projects across five counties
September 14, 2015 – 936 local residents spent one day caring for their communities across the region at 36 volunteer projects as part of United Way’s 3rd Annual Day of Caring, sponsored by Nationwide. Friday’s event, which kicked off the fall fundraising campaign, began at 8 a.m. with a breakfast and rally at Cal Expo. Volunteer projects, from building garden beds to helping with backpack drives, began at 9:30 a.m. in Amador, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento and Yolo counties.
“In one day, we had 936 people give over 4,200 hours to our community,” said Stephanie McLemore Bray, president and CEO, United Way California Capital Region. “This is what United Way does best – bringing together companies, volunteers, nonprofits and more to make a collective impact. Thank you to all of the volunteers who came out and spent one day caring for the community!”
Last year, 662 volunteers completed 32 volunteer activities across five counties on United Way’s Day of Caring. Many participating nonprofits expressed gratitude for the help volunteers bring each year on United Way’s annual Day of Caring.
“United Way has been a wonderful community partner for us throughout the years,” said Suzzanne Castaneda, public relations representative for nonprofit Atkinson Family Services. “We have made lasting relationships with the volunteers we get on Day of Caring. Many have continued to help up make a difference in the lives of our foster youth and our community long after Day of Caring is over.”
For more than 90 years, United Way California Capital Region has brought people together as first responders on needs in the Sacramento region and changed the lives of hundreds of children, families and adults. Now United Way is mobilizing nonprofits, companies, schools, government and individuals across the region, state and country to make a collective impact in the areas of education, financial stability and health in Amador, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento and Yolo counties. To donate or volunteer, visit www.yourlocalunitedway.org.