CCI at Day of Caring
UNITED WAY VOLUNTEERS SPEND A DAY HELPING OUT
BELOIT – Hundreds of United Way volunteers took to the “fields” on Wednesday. After a breakfast program featuring a baseball theme, 895 volunteers headed out to the community to wield shovels, paint brushes and more as part of an effort to help non-profit organizations with necessary projects.
This year’s United Way Annual Day of Caring featured 160 corporate teams from 43 companies, completing 100 projects at 42 local nonprofit organizations, said United Way Blackhawk Region President and CEO Mary Fanning-Penny at the breakfast.
Nonprofit organizations find United Way projects on Day of Caring to be crucial. The agency’s employees don’t have the manpower, resources or time to complete the projects themselves. It’s not only a win for nonprofits, but volunteers also learn about the work being done by various agencies, Fanning-Penny said.