Week of Caring brings together business leaders, campaign coordinators, nonprofit partners and volunteers across the region to work on service projects that will make an impact. Working together and fostering team-building within our community exemplifies our LIVE UNITED spirit and builds excitement for giving back, both through time and donations.
United Way’s Day of Caring has grown exponentially since it’s creation in 2013. In order to accommodate our active volunteers and the community need, we’ve transformed into a WEEK of Caring! Volunteers will now be able to pick a project that fits their schedule and is more flexible for our non-profit partners. The event is once again sponsored by Nationwide, and the week will kick-off with an exciting morning rally at the brand new Golden 1 Center Plaza on Monday, October 3.
United Way California Capital Region seeks partners to serve as hosts for volunteer projects throughout our five county region (Amador, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Yolo Counties). We want to partner with nonprofits, school sites, community centers, and beyond! Last year concluded with 1,000 volunteers in just one day. This year, with our new format, we hope to mobilize more than 1,500 volunteers throughout the week-long event.
You read that right. Day of Caring is turning into a week of Caring in October! With the number of volunteers and projects increasing each year, we’re meeting the needs of our community and eager volunteers by offering an entire week to give back.
On September 11, we called to action hundreds of volunteers to improve the quality of life in our region and you delivered! The numbers are in!
This year, 954 volunteers completed 40 volunteer projects and contributed 4,305 hours. WOW! Way to show the power of community and our LIVE UNITED spirit. That’s 274 more volunteers than last year!
The morning kicked off with a rally at Cal Expo, where guests received their Day of Caring t-shirts, enjoyed a delicious continental breakfast, and heard from Scott Moak, vice president of Community Impact for the Sacramento Kings and executive director of the King’s Foundation; Ramon Jones, regional vice president for western regional operations for Nationwide Insurance; Senator Richard Pan, member of United Way’s Board of Directors; and Ruben Reyes, superintendent for the Robla School District. The crowd ended the rally with a dance warm up led by the Sacramento Kings dancers and our very own president and CEO Stephanie Bray.