Annual United Way volunteer day will connect volunteers with organizations in need of assistance
United Way of Buffalo & Erie County is accepting project submissions from nonprofit organizations in Erie County for the annual Day of Caring, the largest one-day volunteer event in Western New York, which will connect thousands of volunteers with projects that will assist area agencies.
Day of Caring will be held Wednesday, Aug. 20, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. It is sponsored by Wegmans, HSBC, National Grid and UAW/GM.
Organized by the United Way of Buffalo & Erie County, the annual event is designed to provide volunteer manpower to nonprofit organizations for projects and services that would otherwise cost organizations resources that could be spent on fulfilling their missions. At the same time, local companies and their employees have the opportunity to work together and contribute to local organizations that strengthen the community. Last year, more than 3,100 volunteers from 137 companies lent their time, talent and manpower to benefit 120 local nonprofit organizations.
Michael Weiner, UWBEC president and CEO, said, "We have such a tremendous outpouring of volunteerism among our participating companies, and we want to make sure everyone who wants to participate can do so. We encourage any local nonprofit organization to take advantage of this great resource to help tackle projects that they may not otherwise be able to. It is a great way to introduce your organization to new audiences, as well."
Any organization in Erie County with a 501(c)(3) status can participate. Volunteers are available to paint, garden, clean, deliver meals, assist with field trips and more. To sign up, contact Joyce Brown at 716-887-2799 or [email protected]. The deadline for project submissions is June 30.
The United Way of Buffalo & Erie County brings people, organizations and resources together to improve community well-being. Through program funding, community collaborations and strategic initiatives in the areas of education, income and health and wellness, United Way helps children reach their full potential, adults achieve financial stability, and all people achieve and maintain good health and wellness.
For more information, visit www.uwbec.org.