Friday, April 29, 2011

Volunteers and Projects Needed for 19th Annual United Way Day of Caring in Fort Wayne

Work projects and volunteers are needed for United Way of Allen County’s 19th annual Day of Caring set for August 4, 2011 in Fort Wayne. The kick-off breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Headwaters Park West Rothschild Pavilion.
Day of Caring is a community-wide effort to match volunteers with projects such as painting or cleaning at local non-profit agencies and organizations. Approximately 1,000 volunteers take part each year to help improve their community.
Project proposals can be submitted by non-profit agencies, child care centers, after-school youth programs and schools. Private residential projects will be referred by United Way to NeighborLink Fort Wayne. Projects must be able to be completed in one day and will be offered to volunteer teams for consideration. The referring organization is responsible for supplying materials and equipment or making arrangements with the volunteers completing the project. Project proposals should be submitted no later than June 9, 2011.
Volunteer teams are also needed and can now sign up online. Projects are available for teams of any size. Teams should sign up no later than June 30, 2011.
Project forms and team forms are available online at: or by clicking on the link on the homepage. Anyone interested may also call United Way of Allen County at 260.422.4776.