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Volunteers Needed for 70 Projects!

We put out the word and you responded! A record 70 project proposals were submitted to the Volunteer Center for Day of Caring on September 8

We need you. UnitedWay’s Volunteer Center, a HandsOn Affiliate Center, needs volunteers for projects for the  28th Annual Day of Caring on  Thursday, September 8. The Day of Caring is an annual event celebrated by United Ways and Volunteer Centers nationwide. This year’s event also ties in with the nationwide “9/11 Day of Remembrance and Service,” an event focused on turning tragedy into triumph by honoring the victims and their families of 9/11 through voluntarily engaging in charitable service, in observance of the fifteenth anniversary of that dark day.

On Thursday, September 8, hundreds of volunteers from local businesses and communities will partner with United Way’s Volunteer Center and other area nonprofit organizations to serve our local neighborhoods through work on community-based projects, including the 70 projects taking place that day.

The Volunteer Center draws Day of Caring volunteers from area corporations and organizations that put together teams to work on the projects of their choice. Teams are preferred, but individual volunteers are also certainly welcome.  You, your coworkers, or your fellow church members can volunteer by calling Anna Baker at United Way’s Volunteer Center at 423-752-0316, or emailing her at annabaker@uwchatt.org . You can also visit iHelpChattanooga.org  to learn more. 

Last year, more than 500 volunteers worked on more than 30 different projects ranging from improvement projects at area nonprofits to installing playgrounds at low-income daycare centers or rebuilding public park spaces.

This year’s Day of Caring is sponsored by Elder's ACE Hardware and IBEW