Day of Caring to Promote Volunteerism
United Way Kitchener Waterloo & Area’s Fourth Day of Caring
WATERLOO United Way Kitchener Waterloo & Area (United Way KW) is hosting its fourth Day of Caring today, June 12, 2013. Day of Caring kicks off with a rally at the Waterloo Public Square at 8:00 a.m. Participants will enjoy a continental breakfast, live entertainment and much more. Volunteer teams leave at 9:00 a.m. to head throughout the community to their projects.
Day of Caring is about making a difference with more than just dollars. It is about highlighting the importance of volunteerism and creating local change. United Way KW has matched volunteer teams with community partner projects to demonstrate the importance of volunteer commitment to the community.
“We are very excited about the fourth Day of Caring. There are so many supporters and amazing volunteers all aiming to make this community a better place,” said CEO of United Way KW, Jan Varner. “It is amazing that over the last four years, we have had approximately 600 volunteers for Day of Caring, contributing approximately 3150 hours - which is an estimate of $54,800 worth of support!”
Some of the Day of Caring initiatives consist of: beautification of neighbourhoods, enhancing the ability to access services, beautification and repairs to agency facilities, and assisting with food distribution.
“One of the biggest projects will be at the University of Waterloo Environmental Reserve. There will be approximately 50 volunteers at the site,” explains Varner.
Through many acts of volunteerism, organizations and community partners are working together for the betterment of the community.