DAY OF CARING

Our United Way Day of Caring in the Charlottesville area was established in 1992 by the United Way-Thomas Jefferson Area to promote the spirit and value of volunteerism, increase the awareness of local human service agencies and schools, and demonstrate what people working together for the community’s good can accomplish.

In 1999, the Day of Caring was renamed the United Way Laurence E. Richardson Day of Caring in honor of Larry Richardson, a long-time volunteer of the United Way and the community, and past president of the Charlottesville Broadcasting Company.

The United Way Day of Caring is a yearly event that takes place each September. An event that started with around 50 volunteers has now grown into an event that includes nearly 2,000 volunteers completing 200 projects in Charlottesville, Albemarle, Fluvanna, Louisa, Nelson and Greene. The value of the volunteer’s service in the 2018 United Way Day of Caring was over $300,000.

You can get involved in the next United Way Day of Caring if you work at a nonprofit or public school by signing up to submit a project. In 2019 we were also excited to add a logo design contest for Planning District 10 high school students. We are pleased to announce this year’s winning designer as Brandan Allen of Western Albemarle .

Join us for the Kickoff Breakfast Rally at Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital from 8-9 am the morning of the Day of Caring. Enjoy a fresh breakfast and plenty of coffee and music to help get our volunteers ready for the day. Don’t miss this opportunity to network with other teams/agencies while joining in all of the fun!

For more information, contact Anna Porter, 434.972.1715.

PLANNING TIMELINE

April 22, 2019

Registration Opens for Local Public Schools

June 7, 2019

Deadline for School Project Proposals

June 10, 2019

Registration Opens for Agencies (Non-Profits) and Teams

June 24, 2019

Project Registration Opens for Agencies/Non-Profits

July 19, 2019

Deadline for Agency Project Proposals

August 6 or 8, 2019

Team Leader Trainings (attend only 1)

August 9, 2019

Project Preview List Available Online

August 21, 2019

Project Selection for Teams

August 30, 2019

Deadline to Order Team T-Shirts

September 11, 2019

Deadline to RSVP for Breakfast Rally

September 20, 2019

Deadline for Agencies/Schools to pick up signs & checklists at United Way office

September 25, 2019

United Way Day of Caring (Breakfast Rally First)

September 30, 2019

Survey Link Sent to Team Leaders and Project Site Coordinators

October 7, 2019

All Surveys Due to United Way-Thomas Jefferson Area

October 7, 2019

Deadline to Return Signs to United Way office