United Way hosts a day of caring
Northland United Ways are hosting the Day of Caring with the goal of raising awareness and volunteerism in the community. Wednesday, June 24, businesses and individuals throughout the Twin Ports will come together in support of local nonprofit or...
Northland United Ways are hosting the Day of Caring with the goal of raising awareness and volunteerism in the community.
Wednesday, June 24, businesses and individuals throughout the Twin Ports will come together in support of local nonprofit organizations.
The Day of Caring connects volunteers from local businesses with organizations in need. United Way partner agencies chose projects they would like to see completed that day. This year's projects range from building dog houses at the Douglas County Humane Society to doing some clean-up and straightening of shelves at The Salvation Army. Teams of volunteers from area businesses will travel to the individual work sites and complete their chosen projects. Other companies will be collecting donations of books, cleaning supplies, or toiletry items. 100 volunteers are expected to be working in the Superior area, in addition to the employees contributing to on-site drives at their workplaces.
A pancake breakfast 7:30-9 a.m. June 24 at the Superior Applebee's will kick off the Day of Board members of the United Way of Superior- Douglas County and committee members will be serving breakfast to volunteers.
The organizations that will be served on the Day of Caring are the Salvation Army, Catholic Charities Bureau, the Boys & Girls Club of Superior, Douglas County Historical Society, CASDA, Superior Housing Authority, Health Care Clinic, Harbor House Crisis Shelters, WITC, Douglas County Humane Society, United Way of Superior-Douglas County and Superior-Douglas County YMCA.
Sarah Herrick is this year's Day of Caring chairwoman. For questions regarding the Day of Caring contact her at 715-398-4543 or Kathi Madsen at 715-394-2733. Reminder to businesses interested in participating in the Day of Caring to sign up for a project at www.northlandunitedways.org by Wednesday, June 10th.
United Way works to support local projects making visible impacts on the community. With the goal of improving the lives of people in Superior and Douglas County, United Way looks to connect local resources with local needs. The Day of Caring is one way that task will be accomplished.