United Way of Sumner County is encouraging local businesses, civic clubs, churches and other groups to get involved in their communities by registering volunteer teams to help tackle a variety of improvement projects for local non-profit health and human service agencies.
Called Days of Caring, the weeklong event will match volunteers with a variety of projects needing attention at United Way of Sumner County partner agencies. Examples of work to be accomplished include landscaping, storage organization, painting, and more. Volunteer teams can sign up for work hours convenient to them, and United Way of Sumner County (UWSC) will match them with the appropriate partner agencies and projects.
While there is more than enough work to go around and keep volunteers busy, UWSC President/CEO Dana M. Given believes Days of Caring is much more than just a community service project.
“In addition to helping our partner health and human service agencies accomplish projects that will enhance their ability to meet client needs, Days of Caring provides businesses, civic clubs, and other groups with a great opportunity for team building and fellowship,” Given said. “Not only is this event a great way to give back to the community and to build relationships, it also gives volunteers a personal look at how our partner agencies make a difference in the lives of Sumner County residents. Days of Caring is truly a win/win activity for everyone involved.”
If your organization is ready to make a difference in our community, registration for Days of Caring is easy. Contact United Way Special Events Coordinator Lindsay McMillan at Lindsay@unitedwaysumner.org to register yourself or your group of volunteers. The deadline for volunteer registration is Monday, May 4.
“If your business or group has not been involved with Days of Caring in the past, this is a great year for you to find out what it’s all about,” Given said. “We need everyone’s help to make Sumner County a better place to live for all of us, and I know every person who takes part in Days of Caring will go home from their project with the feeling that they have made a difference.”
For more information about Days of Caring and United Way of Sumner County, visit www.unitedwaysumner.org or call (615) 461-8371.