United Way of the Quad Cities to Hold Community-Wide Day of Caring
With two volunteer days already completed this year, the United Way of the Quad Cities is ready for its annual, and much bigger, Community Day of Caring. Thursday, 2,400 volunteers will work on over 100 projects throughout the Quad Cities.
President Scott Crane says the United Way decided to hold four different volunteer days for the first time this year. The first "mini" days of caring were focused on education and health. And about 250 volunteers participated each day.
The main focus of Thursday's Day of Caring is community involvement.
Crane says the 2,400 volunteers will do a variety of projects, including landscaping, distributing clothes to homeless teenagers, and delivering food to over 200 families.
The annual Community Day of Caring is usually when the United Way announces its new fundraising campaign. But, Crane says that announcement will probably be made next week.
The United Way of the Quad Cities' final Day of Caring, with a focus on income, will be held on November 10th.