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Day of Caring


Day of Caring is the single largest day of volunteerism in Thurston County! 

September 2018 will mark the United Way of Thurston County's 26th year of Day of Caring, where volunteers come together to complete service projects for local agencies.


Individuals, SIGN UP HERE

After you've registered your team, mark your calendar for September 28 and join us for Day of Caring Kickoff at 8 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, located at 1224 Legion Way SE, Olympia, WA 98501. At the kickoff, you'll receive your t-shirt, enjoy coffee, juice, and snacks and you can take photos in our fun photo booth! At 9 a.m. you'll head off to your volunteer assignment.

In 2016, 800 volunteers consisting of, 50 teams from local schools, businesses and clubs combined with project leaders, individual volunteers and United Way of Thurston County Board and Staff to complete 40 projects that supported 27 organizations. 

In 2017, over 1,600 volunteers consisting of 50 teams completed over 50 projects!

On September 28, 2018, Thurston County residents can expect to see over 500 volunteers wearing LIVE UNITED t-shirts working at 23 project sites pulling weeds, painting buildings and cleaning sidewalks. Days of Caring is about team building, giving back and helping organizations in need and has become an event that shuts down offices as employees gather outside of work to make a difference together.

Days of Caring was established 26 years ago as the single largest day of volunteerism in Thurston County to increase awareness of human service organizations and demonstrate how people working together for the common good helps accomplish great things.

“United Way of Thurston County fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in our community. And we take that fight to many fronts. Day of Caring is just one of those, and it provides an opportunity for hundreds of supporters from our workplace campaigns, individual and corporate donors, and the community to join with us and enhance their philanthropy through volunteerism. We’ll tackle numerous projects for nonprofits throughout the community, and bring the muscle to get them done,” said Chris Wells, Executive Director of United Way of Thurston County.

How can you get involved?

If you would like more information about Days of Caring 2018, please contact Lindsay Fujimoto, Volunteer Engagement Coordinator at (360) 943-2773 ext. 122,