DAY OF CARING 2017 - Friday, October 13
This one-day event is a great opportunity to learn about the needs of the community while helping a nonprofit agency or school. We match groups and individuals with local non-profit agencies and schools to spend the day volunteering on projects. The work is varied: indoors or outdoors, half or full day, working directly with clients, hosting a collection drive, or lending your muscles for painting or landscaping projects.
The 2016 Day of Caring coordinated 1,250 volunteers to successfully complete 87 projects at 58 agencies and schools in Escambia County. Together, Day of Caring volunteers donated almost 7,000 hours that provided local nonprofits and schools an estimated $162,000 in free labor ($23.56 Independent Sector’s valuation of volunteer labor per hour), impacting a total of 70,000 people in our community. In effect, it would take an individual every hour of the day for almost an entire year to have the same impact that these caring volunteers had in one day.
If you would like to participate as a volunteer group OR a site this year, please fill out the interest form by September 1. Have questions about the program? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (850) 912-8163.
Thank you to our 2017 Event Sponsors:
Special Thanks to the Planning Committee:
Day of Caring Committee Chair:
Chris Stafford: ExxonMobil
Day of Caring Committee Members:
Mary Ann Andrews: Escambia Community Clinics
Kendrell Bonner: Gulf Power Company
Corey Booth: Gulf Power Company
Larry Cherry: NAS Ground Electronics
Jamie Cochran: Lutheran Services
Katie Guzman: Clerk of the Court
Shandra Jenkins: Escambia County BCC
Jo McArthur: Escambia County School District
Tori Woods: Humana