Make it a Great Day!
Wednesday, August 22nd will be a big day for volunteerism in Livingston County. It is estimated that nearly 1,000 community members, youth and business people will participate in the Livingston County United Way’s 11th Annual Day of Caring.Last year over 1,000 volunteer shifts were filled to help those in need in our community. Volunteers can choose to sign up for the morning, afternoon, or all day. All skill levels are welcome. Adults and high-school aged individuals are encouraged to participate; we’ll also have projects applicable for youth accompanied by a parent. Companies are encouraged to use the Day of Caring as a team-building opportunity. Civic groups, youth groups are also invited to participate.An estimated 80 projects will be run throughout the county at area non-profit organizations, parks and recreation areas, shut-ins homes, etc. Some projects include personal care and food drives, yard work, interior and exterior painting, emergency food packet deliveries, stocking local food pantries, stuffing backpacks, a field day for disabled individuals, and more.Volunteers receive a commemorative t-shirt, goodie bag with refreshments, and a picnic lunch at the Howell City Park. Our generous sponsors who have made this possible include Asahi Kasei Plastics North America, First National Bank, LOC Federal Credit Union, Wal-Mart of Howell, Fowlerville and Hartland, First Impression Print & Marketing, Refrigeration Research, Pepsi Bottling Group, the City of Howell, Brighton Rotary Raiders and more. The 2012 Day of Caring Chairperson is Piet Lindhout of Lindhout Associates Architects.
To sign up a project or to volunteer, visit www.lcunitedway.org and click on ‘Our Work’ (by July 31st), sign up on-line at www.volunteerlivingston.com, or through Facebook by clicking on this QR code.