Day of Caring

2015 Day of Caring sign up information

  • Click here if you are a company looking for volunteer opportunities.
  • Click here if you are a nonprofit submitting a project.

What is Day of Caring?

Click here for the United Way Day of Caring 2015 News Release
Days of Caring 2015 is on 
May 14-15.  Day of Caring is the largest organized one-day volunteering event in the Cedar Rapids area.  For the past few years volunteers have come from over 50 area businesses and have volunteered at over 40 non-profits in the community.  On May 8 & 9, 2014, more than 1,200 individuals wearing blue Day of Caring T-shirts went out into the community to donate their time and skills. Because of their efforts, staff time was freed up to work directly with the clients they serve on a regular basis. Thanks for all your hard work! Last year, 52 companies participated in Day of Caring, click here to see the full list.

Day of Caring 20142014 service projects overview:

  • Build five accessibility ramps, giving seniors more independence.
  • Prepare camps to welcome children for summer programs.
  • Plant seeds to produce fresh food for low-income families in 14 community gardens
  • Help more than 3,100 students sign up for summer reading programs through the local library to help retain reading skills
  • Paint and rehab homes
  • Sort and box food, resulting in providing 17,215 meals to hungry families and veterans in the community
  • Pick up litter throughout the community
  • Build a playground, giving kids in the community a safe place to play
  • Building repair and beautification for nonprofits to improve the space where clients are served
  • Cleaned and organized community food pantries, freeing up time for staff and volunteers to focus on delivering the food to those in need

Watch the Day of Caring video below AND click here for photos.

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