The United Way Laurence E. Richardson Day of Caring has been a great experience for the County of Albemarle. We have been participating in the Day of Caring for the past 10 years or so. We started with only a few employees participating and last year we had several teams from the County with probably 100 employees.
I believe it is so popular because we get an opportunity to work together outside of the office environment. We have chosen projects from picking apples with pre-school students to painting a map of the United States on the playground at B.F. Yancey Elementary School. The Day of Caring allows County employees to have fun and show the community it cares. To me, that is what the United Way Laurence E. Richardson Day of Caring is all about.
I encourage you and your company to participate. You will not regret it!!!!
Posted by guest blogger, Juandiego R. Wade, Albemarle County
With more than 3,000 volunteers expected to register this year, please consider all nonprofit agencies and schools (including child care centers) where you work, volunteer or support and encourage them to register projects. A Project Development Toolkit is available to help organizations identify needed projects, and United Way staff is eager to help, as well. Please visit our website or contact Shaele Wood for more information (434-972-1705).