United Way needs Day of Caring volunteers

August 27, 2018

FLORENCE, S.C. – The United Way of Florence County is in need of volunteers for its 26th annual Day of Caring.

The day will be held on Friday, Sept. 21.

For 26 years, the United Way of Florence County’s Day of Caring has brought together local nonprofits and volunteers to complete service projects that help improve our community and the lives of those who live here.

The 2017 Day of Caring had a record number of volunteers and projects completed, and the United Way of Florence County hopes to top those numbers this year. Dozens of projects still are in need of volunteers.

The projects range from painting, yard work, supply drives, cleaning and repairs. Every project that is completed will directly benefit one of the United Way of Florence County’s partner agencies that either do not have the capabilities, time and/or resources to complete the project on its own or does not want to take time and resources away from those in need to have the project completed.

A full list of available projects can be found at uwflorence.org.

To participate, a volunteer group must register with the United Way of Florence County and then select a project through the United Way’s website. Volunteer groups can consist of employees, friends, families, clubs or organizations and can range from a large group to just one individual.

Volunteers are responsible for any supplies needed to complete the project. A list of supplies along with an estimated cost can be found on each project form.

All participating volunteers will receive a free Day of Caring T-shirt and are invited to attend the Kick-Off Breakfast on the morning of Day of Caring.

For more information or to register your volunteer group, call 843-662-2407 or email rbaggett@uwflorence.org. Volunteers groups must register by Friday, Sept. 7 to guarantee their Day of Caring T-shirts.

Day of Caring also serves as the kickoff for the United Way of Florence County’s 2018-2019 campaign, and the new campaign theme/tagline will be announced during the breakfast.

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