Day of Caring


25 years ago, United Way of Escambia County (UWEC) introduced Day of Caring, a community-wide initiative, as a way to connect volunteers and resources with local agencies and schools in need of support.

Since 1993, UWEC has coordinated nearly 26,000 volunteers to successfully complete 2,294 projects across Escambia County. In 2017, over 1,300 community individuals and leaders signed-up to continue this beloved tradition. Local volunteers helped complete 97 projects at 68 agencies and schools in Escambia County. Together, Day of Caring volunteers donated 4,463 hours of service that provided an estimated $107,748 in free labor. Additional donations of materials and supplies added thousands more to the collective impact.

This single-day event is a great opportunity to learn about the needs of our community. We match groups and individuals with local non-profit agencies and schools to complete various service projects, ranging from indoors to outdoors, half or full day, working directly with clients, or hosting a collection drive. 

Have questions about Day of Caring? Email or call (850) 912-8176. 


If you wish to participate in this year's Day of Caring, please complete the appropriate form below by August 31st.

For agencies and schools requesting a project to be completed:

For volunteer groups or organizations who want to complete a service project:


2018 Event Sponsors:



Special Thanks to the Planning Committee:

Committee Chair:

Corey Booth: Gulf Power Company


Mary Ann Andrews: Escambia Community Clinics

Kerri Smayda: Manna Food Pantries 

Jo McArthur: Escambia County School District