Welcome to Days of Caring 2021 – Celebrating 27 Years!
May and September 2021
Fall registration opens: July 13, closes: August 18, 2021
Days of Caring is a special multi-day service event where volunteers lend a hand to help local nonprofit agencies and other social service-based organizations. United Way of Hancock County matches projects with volunteer teams from local companies and service organizations. The volunteers then head out in force to complete those projects such as landscaping, organizing, painting, planning an event, cleaning, construction – whatever is needed.
During our annual weeklong Days of Caring event May 3-7, 2021, more than 550 volunteers from area corporations came out to complete 79 projects for 15 agencies. Accumulatively, they completed 2,200 service hours, which was a value to the community of more than $63,000.
Thank you to all the volunteers and team leads who made the event possible: Marathon Petroleum Corp., Whirlpool Corp., Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., First National Bank of Pandora, Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies, Blanchard Valley Health System, the McComb High School Future Farmers of America Club, City Apparel, Fifth Third Bank and Aktion Club of Hancock County.
United Way of Hancock County continues to work closely with Hancock Public Health to ensure covid safety protocols are established for each project.
Fall Days of Caring – September 20-22, 2021
Because of the pandemic, Days of Caring was postponed last year from its usual date in May until September 2020. Volunteers and agency leaders alike enjoyed the fall weather. A fall Days of Caring also helped agencies wrap up projects and prepare for winter, and allowed volunteers who aren’t available in the spring a chance to help. After such a widely positive response, a three-day fall Days of Caring returns in 2021.
These events are great opportunities to measurably improve people’s lives in Hancock County - thank you.
United Way of Hancock County Volunteer Coordinator