Day of Caring
Every year in mid-July, Great Rivers United Way hosts an event called Day of Caring. Day of Caring, our version of United Way Worldwide’s national “Day of Action,” was started for local Pacesetter Companies in 1995. Pacesetter Companies, so named because they “set the pace” for the community-wide campaign that kicks off in the fall, are corporate partners that run their United Way employee campaigns early.
Day of Caring consists of lunch and volunteering at Great Rivers United Way or one of its partner aganecies, either before or after lunch. Great Rivers United Way staff, as well as the year’s Campaign Co-Chairs, address the crowd, sharing news about the upcoming campaign and thanking volunteers for their support.
Volunteer activities range from landscaping to cleaning to client interaction. Registration for the event is done via Great Rivers United Way’s volunteer website, Ugetconnected, which is a great source for giving back all year long.