Day of Caring
United Way is seeking businesses and organizations interested in building employee morale, connecting with the community and having a memorable experience to create teams for Day of Caring on May 12.
United Way of Northwest Louisiana will host its annual Day of Caring on Friday, May 12.
Day of Caring is the largest single-day, community-wide volunteer event in Northwest Louisiana. The event hosts more than 500 volunteers representing nearly 50 local businesses and involves nearly 40 local nonprofits.
Volunteers are the backbone to nonprofit organizations. Nonprofits don’t always have the financial resources or manpower to hire outside help or to complete all the things that are needed for upkeep. That’s where volunteers come in. During Day of Caring, a team of five to 15 people is partnered with a nonprofit agency to complete a project such as repainting a wall, clearing out a storage shed, organizing recent donations and more.
United Way is seeking businesses and organizations interested in building employee morale, connecting with the community and having a memorable experience to create teams of participants. Teams will have the opportunity to visit a local nonprofit and gain an understanding of their everyday operations.
The morning of May 12 will begin with a kickoff breakfast at the Riverdome at Horseshoe Casino Hotel in Bossier City. Teams will receive their event T-shirts, get briefed on the day ahead, then spread throughout Shreveport/Bossier City to begin projects at their assigned sites. Completing the day will be a wrap-up party at the Whiskey Roadhouse, also inside Horseshoe.
To start a team or for questions on how to get involved by becoming a sponsor, please contact Jennifer Horton at 318.677.2504, extension 123 or email email@example.com.