Tulsa Area United Way Day of Caring is Sept. 6
More than 5,000 volunteers will work on approximately 450 community service projects during the Tulsa Area United Way’s annual Day of Caring on Friday, Sept. 6.
The 28th Day of Caring will begin at 7 a.m. with a free breakfast and program for volunteers at the VFW Post 577 at 1109 E. Sixth St. Parking is available north of the VFW and along Sixth Street near Centennial Park.
Sponsors of the Day of Caring are Arvest Bank, Hillcrest Medical Center and Osage Casino.
“The Day of Caring is one of our community’s most enduring and popular events,” said Alison Anthony, president and CEO of the Tulsa Area United Way. “5,000 people coming together in service on a single day creates great energy and real impact.”
The Tulsa Area United Way’s Day of Caring is also one of the nation’s largest single days of community service.
The United Way’s Trailblazers – companies and organizations that conduct their fundraising campaigns early during the summer – will reveal their results at the Day of Caring breakfast and program.
“The Trailblazers provide momentum and energy as we begin our annual United Way campaign for the community,” Anthony said.
The breakfast and program will feature a performance of the cast of Up with People, an international travel program that empowers young adults to make a difference in the world through volunteerism, leadership and the performing arts.
Non-profit organizations, schools, municipalities and other organizations can still submit work projects for the Day of Caring, and volunteers can register to participate by calling 918-295-6630. Work projects may include general clean-up, landscaping, painting, light construction, school projects and outings for senior citizens. Individual volunteers, as well as employee groups from large companies and small businesses are invited to participate.
Day of Caring t-shirts are available to order online while supplies last at tauw.org/tees
For more information about the Day of Caring, visit www.tauw.org.