Day of Caring exemplifies Living United when business partners and volunteers join with local civic and community groups to connect with others in the Muscatine community who need our help. The number of volunteers has continued to grow since United Way of Muscatine (UWM) started its annual Day of Caring thirteen years ago. As a result of the growth of volunteers, UWM added Day of Caring events for students in the spring, while continuing their fall event for businesses, churches, and clubs. Since adding the Student Day of Caring in 2013, the number of volunteers participating in Day of Caring each year has more than tripled.
UWM will host its thirteenth annual Day of Caring on September 25th, 2019. UWM will have corporate partners from around the community to engage volunteers. A unique opportunity for businesses, service clubs, churches, and friends, the Day of Caring encourages many people to come together to complete a meaningful service project for a local nonprofit agency or an area resident who needs a helping hand. Volunteer opportunities range from helping with home projects for the elderly, cleaning local parks, and working with non-profit agencies in the Muscatine community. Volunteers can participate for a half or full day, with breakfast and lunch provided.
As the number of volunteers grows for this event, UWM can make more of an impact in our community. UWM would like to invite nonprofits and seniors in the community to reach out and submit community projects. Common projects include yard work, cleaning out gutters, painting, and more.
To volunteer or to recommend someone who would benefit from a helping hand on a project, please contact Nichole Sorgenfrey by emailing her at [email protected] or calling her at (563)-263-5963, no later than August 21st for volunteers and September 3rd for projects. Volunteers may also look for team registrations at their place of employment. Find additional information at unitedwaymuscatine.org/dayofcaring.