Welcome to Days of Caring 2022 – Celebrating 28 Years!
May and September 2022
Spring registration opens: March 1 and closes April 6, 2022
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 volunteer teams from local companies and service organizations with projects submitted by agencies for help. The volunteers then head out in force to complete those projects such as landscaping, organizing, painting, planning an event, cleaning, construction – whatever is needed.
This year, Days of Caring will take place May 2-6, and Sept. 19-21. During our Spring and Fall Days of Caring last year, more than 700 volunteers provided over 2,800 hours of service to the Hancock County community. They completed 103 projects, with a value to the community of more than $80,000.
Thank you to all the volunteers and team leads who made the event possible: Marathon Petroleum Corp., Whirlpool Corp., Cooper Tire & Rubber Co./Goodyear 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, Aktion Club of Hancock County, LaRiche Chevrolet Cadillac, Team Elect Judge Bishop, Reineke & Roush Financial Planning Group, and Gilmore Jasion and Mahler, Ltd.
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 19-21, 2022
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 returned in 2021, and is back again in 2022.
These events are great opportunities to measurably improve people’s lives in Hancock County - thank you.
United Way of Hancock County Volunteer Coordinator