Projects Sought for United Way's 2010 Day of Caring

July 26, 2010

Thurston County nonprofit organizations can receive volunteer help for hands-on projects as part of United Way of Thurston County's 18th annual Day of Caring on September 24.

Day of Caring is an annual event where hundreds of volunteers from throughout Thurston County join local nonprofit and other community organizations to work on service projects. Participating organizations are matched with volunteers who give their time, talent and services to change our community for the better in one day.

Not only does Day of Caring have a significant impact on the needs of local nonprofits, it also enables volunteers to meet new people, work as a team and gain new experiences. Day of Caring also kicks off United Way's annual campaign which raises funds to meet local health and human service needs.

Day of Caring also coordinates with The Evergreen State College's "Community to Community Action Day", which engages incoming college freshmen in local volunteer projects during their orientation week.

United Way, in partnership with the Volunteer Center of Lewis, Mason & Thurston Counties, invites agencies to submit a project through an easy online registration process. To sign up to host a project, go to . The deadline for applications is August 1.