22ND ANNUAL DAY OF CARING
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2019
The United Way Day of Caring officially kicks off the annual campaign with a breakfast and hands-on volunteer opportunities. United Way partners with the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation, City of Youngstown, and the American Red Cross to complete the City's largest "Fight Blight" project of the year. More than 1,000 volunteers sign up for the Day of Caring with 700 of those volunteers working on the YNDC/ City of Youngstown Project. The rest of the volunteers go to United Way's partner agencies throughout Mahoning County.
In 2018, approximately 700 volunteers spent the day working along South Ave. on the South Side of Youngstown. While working in the Taft Promise Neighborhood, we met neighbors who were thankful for the work we were doing. One father was happy to see there was actually a sidewalk in front of his house. Volunteers cleared the way so his young daughter can finally ride her bike.
Teams with the American Red Cross installed dozens of smoke detectors in homes. The other volunteers spent the day at 18 non-profit agencies throughout the Mahoning Valley.
You can be one of the hundreds of volunteers at the Day of Caring!
DAY OF CARING PARTNERS: