DoGooders pay it forward on Day of Caring

540 volunteers show their local love at 38 projects

Yesterday saw 540 volunteers from 28 different workplaces give their time, skills and passion to support 38 United Way funded social service agencies and improve lives locally.

Volunteers rolled up their sleeves to tackle everything from prepping cabins for this year’s summer campers at Stevenson’s Children’s Camp in Dorchester to painting and general maintenance at Unity Project in London to making jam and preserves at Next Wave Youth Centre in Strathroy. Volunteers get to contribute first-hand to their favourite local charities, while getting a behind the scenes glimpse of daily life at a social service agency.

It’s about creating welcoming spaces for individuals and families seeking support at one of United Ways funded partners working in the community. And this year, 38 agencies requested support through the Day of Caring initiative, an easy number to fill given the overwhelming support of the community.

“Day of caring is an amazing opportunity to get out there and give back. Being able to contribute firsthand to programs and services that help our community’s most vulnerable people is very impactful.”

Sandy Desmarais, Branch Manager, Libro Credit Union

A big thank you to Libro Credit Union for six years of incredible sponsorship.

See photos from Day of Caring.

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