We can’t be together, but we can still show our #LocalLove

United Way’s Day of Caring, presented by Libro Credit Union, is a United Way DoGooder extravaganza that matches volunteers across our community with opportunities to get involved at local agencies each year. Agencies submit requests for support from participants with jobs ranging from painting and cleaning to general cleanup and small construction projects.

The one-day volunteering event, traditionally held in June, brings hundreds of volunteers from workplaces across our community together to show their #LocalLove. Participants give their time to help local programs and services that working in our community to help give everyone a fair shot at their best life.

Unfortunately, due to the current coronavirus pandemic and physical distancing requirements, Day of Caring in its traditional form, has been cancelled this year.

“This was a difficult decision to make,” said Kelly Ziegner, President & CEO, United Way Elgin Middlesex. “This is an incredible event that demonstrates the true power of #LocalLove and what we can accomplish when we work together.”

And while this year participants can’t get together as a community-impacting volunteer-force, there are still ways you can be involved. Check out our COVID-19 Volunteering Hacks cheat sheet, that can get you up and helping people from your own home!

What were you up to on the Day of Caring last year, tell us on our socials @unitedwayemca

Don’t miss the Day of Caring thank you video below.

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