Days of Caring allows our community partner agencies the opportunity to have out of the ordinary projects completed that otherwise would not be done, allowing additional program dollars toward direct services for their clients. Such projects may include landscaping, painting, cleaning and more. Last year’s hours alone equated to over $115,000 saved by the non-profit agencies in our community.
Last year’s results are a true testament of living united. Help us improve our results over last year by posting a project, or by picking a project to complete!
Search the link "Projects" on the upper left side of this page to find a Day of Caring project for your company or group. For more information on projects, please contact Melissa Vanhorn at 508.222.2337, ext. 106.
Agencies that wish to participate to have projects completed by local volunteers can simply click on the Days of Caring Application, complete it, and send it in to Melissa Vanhorn.
Day of Action - June 21, 2014
This year, in addition to providing our year-round Days of Caring volunteer opportunities, UWGAT hosted one major project, a Day of Action, on Saturday, June 21, 2014.
We had 15 civic-minded community volunteers help our staff conduct a house to house ‘door-knob drop-off’ with information about UWGAT and Mass 211 (a free information, resource, and referral service available 24 hrs/day, 365 days/year) to raise awareness and provide direction and guidance if needed. We canvassed several neighborhoods in the towns of Raynham and Seekonk. We chose these two towns as we felt they would benefit from additional exposure.
As a result of participating in the 2014 National United Way Day of Action undertaking, more of our service areas have information regarding how UWGAT helps to advance the common good and improve the quality of lives. It also helped to inform households that confidential help is available if needed.
We would like to thank our volunteers: Louann Calverley, The Castro Family, Johan Dominguez, The Edgar Family, The Higgins Family, Kelly Lamoureaux, Barbara Maynes, Eric Morrison, Robert Treano, and Nancy Westberg.