Tulsa Area United Way Day of Caring Another Success

More than 2,400 volunteers from over 80 companies and organizations performed both in-person and remote community service projects throughout the area in October for Tulsa Area United Way’s (TAUW) 30th Annual Day of Caring. Volunteers completed more than 225 service projects during this fall Day of Caring by painting, sanding, scrubbing, planting and putting a new shine on nonprofit facilities all over the region.
In its 30 year history, TAUW’s Day of Caring has become one of the most recognized community service days in the area.
“When we reimagined the Day of Caring last year during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, we moved to multiple days scattered throughout the year and added remote opportunities,” said Alison Anthony, President and CEO of Tulsa Area United Way.
“We learned that people who felt helpless during the pandemic wanted a way to actively participate in meeting the needs of others, so offering multiple days increased the opportunities for participation.
“When we began planning this year, hosting the series of days once again made sense and gave volunteers more options to serve. The fact that we’ve been doing this for 30 years is truly awe-inspiring and a reflection of our community’s generosity and caring.”
Since March, the multiple Day of Caring events have resulted in: a focus on supporting Black-owned businesses in the Tulsa area; 960 Notes of Hope written to nonprofit staff and volunteers; over 42,000 pounds of food collected; Nearly 200 pints of blood donated, providing life-saving support to approximately 575 people; and6,122 volunteers performing community service projects
2021 Day of Caring sponsors include Bank of Oklahoma and Williams.