Save the Date! Thursday, October 21, 2021
Our partner agencies need us, they need you! This is our time to come together and support those who have been supporting others. We listened and so many of them appreciated the donation drive through similar to last year.
In addition, several of our partners have requested help with painting, organizing, cleaning, yard work etc. so volunteer projects will be back by popular demand.
United Way of Charlotte County's annual Day of Caring has been a day for the community to give back to our nonprofits in the form of fun, but often intense, projects. You've painted, you've cleaned, you've organized. In 2020, we asked you to serve in a different way just as our agencies have. You helped us restock their shelves! Every dollar that our agencies did not have to spend on stamps, copy paper, school supplies, personal care products, non-perishable food items, et cetera, is a dollar that will go back into providing services to help our residents. Thank you for your generosity!
The value of volunteering
While the projects seem simple, the tasks cannot be accomplished without these volunteers. Building a stronger community and addressing the root cause of many issues is dependent on volunteer assistance. Volunteers partnering with the United Way have the ability to impact lasting change in Charlotte County across the three cornerstone issues affecting every community - education, resources and health.
Volunteers receive personal satisfaction from helping and gain perspective on the needs in their community. If solving community problems isn’t motivation enough for volunteering, reports also show that volunteering helps you live longer. Volunteering can benefit each of us in the following ways:
- Feel better - physically, mentally and emotionally
- Manage and lower stress levels
- Develop deeper connection to the community and to others
- Achieve higher productivity from employees who volunteer
- Foster stronger relationships with colleagues
- Gain positive feelings for employers who promote volunteering.
Day of Caring 2019
On Wednesday, we met at the Charlotte Sports Park to celebrate our annual campaign kickoff and rally! Over 200 people gathered at 8:00 am for a light breakfast where they received Live United t-shirts, final details and then moved onto volunteer sites for a fun, productive day.
Over 100 volunteers worked with 21 local non-profit agencies on their projects. They did everything from painting, landscaping, stuffing bags, cleaning, sorting, organizing, assembling, building, writing, encouraging and so much more. We have heard so many ways that lives were touched in our community.
Let us help you plan your own Day of Caring, whether you are business, group from the community or individual. If interested, you can call 941-627-3539 or complete the volunteer interest form or if you would like to sign up for next year please email firstname.lastname@example.org.