Welcome to Days of Caring 2022 – Celebrating 28 Years!
May and September 2022
Fall registration opens July 12 and closes Aug. 12, 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 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.
We are excited to collaborate with officials at the Hancock County Fair to offer a new, early Days of Caring volunteer project. Sign up here to help with ticket sales and scanning at the fair's entrance gates. Volunteers are urgently needed to help in this role. Anyone and everyone is encouraged to help: corporate volunteers who would normally sign up for Days of Caring, high school students looking to gain service hours, retirees who can help - grab a friend and sign up! The fair takes place Aug. 31 to Sept. 5, and volunteers can choose a 3.5-hour shift between 7am and 9pm on most days. Courtesy of the fair, gate volunteers will receive two free admission tickets for the day of their choice to visit the fair. (More details available on the signup.)
Thank you to all the volunteers and team leads who made our Spring 2022 event possible: Marathon Petroleum Corp., Blanchard Valley Health System, Whirlpool Corp., First National Bank of Pandora, Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies, City Apparel, Goodyear/Cooper Tire and Rubber, the McComb Future Farmers of America Club, Fifth Third Bank, Aktion Club of Hancock County, Hearthside Food Solutions, and the United Way of Hancock County Community Connections Group.
We heartfully thank our Spring 2022 sponsors: Blanchard Valley Health System, Marathon Petroleum Corp., City Apparel, Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies, and LaRiche Chevrolet Cadillac.
United Way of Hancock County continues to work closely with Hancock Public Health to ensure COVID-19 safety protocols are established for each project.
Fall Days of Caring: Sept. 19-21, 2022
Because of the pandemic, Days of Caring 2020 was postponed from its usual date in May until September. Volunteers and agency leaders alike enjoyed the fall weather. A Fall Days of Caring event 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