Volunteers and projects needed for annual Day of Caring

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News release from the United Way of Allen County:

Volunteers and Projects Needed for 21st Annual United Way Day of Caring

(May 13, 2013) – Work projects and volunteers are needed for United Way of Allen County’s 21st annual Day of Caring set for August 1, 2013. The kickoff breakfast will be held that morning at 7:30 a.m. at Headwaters Park West Rothschild Pavilion.

Day of Caring is a community-wide effort to match volunteers with service projects such as painting or cleaning at local non-profit agencies, organizations and private residences. Approximately 1,100 volunteers take part each year to help improve Allen County.

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. 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 7, 2013.

Volunteer teams are also needed and can sign up online. Projects are available for teams of any size. Teams should sign up no later than June 28, 2013.

Project forms and team forms are available online by clicking on the link on the homepage under the volunteer tab. Anyone interested may also contact Kelly Wehman at United Way of Allen County at 260.469-4009 or kellyw@uwacin.org.

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