Promoting Volunteerism

UWCF Gears up for 2019 Day of Caring

United Way of Central Florida is bringing 16 organizations together to help with improvement projects at local nonprofits for its annual Day of Caring.

Employees from local companies will take on projects this Friday to assist Central Florida nonprofits. UWCF uses Day of Caring to improve community conditions by mobilizing one of its most valuable resources, volunteers.

Many UWCF Day of Caring projects are designed to help children succeed in school.  Citizens Bank & Trust will volunteer at the new community partnership school, Crystal Lake Elementary.  Employees will inventory library resources as well as pack Easter food boxes for 25 students’ families. 

A team of volunteers from GEICO will help compile and deliver books for ReadingPals students. ReadingPals is a program that pairs elementary students together with local volunteers who do not just teach how to read, but how to love reading.

All projects will benefit nonprofit organizations that partner with UWCF to improve the health, education and financial stability of Polk and Hardee county residents. Day of Caring is also a partnership with local Kiwanis Clubs who will tackle projects on Saturday.

Organizations participating this year are ArrMaz, Bank of Central Florida, CertiPay, Citizens Bank & Trust, Citrus Center Kiwanis Club, City of Lakeland, GEICO, The Kiwanis Club of Lakeland, The Kiwanis Club of Winter Haven, The Ledger, Mid-State Industrial Maintenance, The Mosaic Company, Pepperidge Farm, Polk State Lakeland Collegiate High School and Women United. Publix Super Markets, Inc. will participate in projects in October. This event is sponsored by Publix Super Markets Charities.