Day of Caring 2014 has come and gone, and it was by far, UWSL’s biggest and best yet! If you were one of the 5,700 volunteers who participated by reading to kids, planting flowers at Neighborhood Centers, painting murals at Community Schools, or helping with any one of the 135 projects – WE THANK YOU! This year, over 130 companies participated with their employees, showing our community that they are committed to LIVING UNITED!
To put it into perspective, volunteers accumulated over 25,000 hours and saved our community approximately $525,000! The difference that this one day of service made for kids, families, schools, and other organizations is huge – and all of our volunteers should be very proud of their efforts.
Not only did we have volunteers making a difference all over the valley, we also had volunteers stuffing backpacks with school supplies for 8,500 kids! Stuff the Bus was incredibly successful, and now thousands of at-risk kids are able to start this school year with the tools they need to be successful. Pads of paper, pencils, and crayons may seem like simple things – but to the kids who receive the backpacks, they truly make a difference!
If you weren’t able to join us for Day of Caring or Stuff the Bus – you can still make an impact! By simply texting SLKIDS to 50555, you can easily donate $10 to help provide school supplies to at-risk kids in our community. Pick up your phone and donate today!
And if you are anxious to get a jump start on Day of Caring 2015, we are already asking people to sign up! Visit our website and commit to joining us next year – see how inspiring it is seeing thousands of LIVE UNITED t-shirts all around the valley making a difference! Join us!
For more photos from Day of Caring 2014, visit our Instagram and Twitter (@uwsl) or our Facebook page! Also, follow hashtag #DOC2014. More photos to come!