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Day of Caring



SEPTEMBER 27, 2019

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

September 2019 will mark the United Way of Thurston County's 27th year of Day of Caring, where volunteers come together to complete service projects for local agencies.

In 2018, over 500 volunteers consisting of 35 teams from local businesses and clubs participated in Day of Caring. Together with project leaders, individual volunteers, and United Way of Thurston County board members and staff, Day of Caring completed 30 projects to support 19 organizations!

On September 27, 2019, Thurston County residents can expect to see hundreds of volunteers wearing LIVE UNITED t-shirts working at dozens of project sites pulling weeds, painting buildings and cleaning sidewalks. Day 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.

Day of Caring was established 27 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.

If you would like more information about Day of Caring 2019, please contact Lindsay Fujimoto, Volunteer Engagement Coordinator at (360) 943-2773 ext. 122.


To register as an individual, click here!

To register as a group of two or more individuals/as a family or team, click here!


Spots are limited and are first come, first served. 2019 project sites include the following organizations:

  • Boys and Girls Club of Thurston County
  • Center for Natural Lands Management
  • Child Care Aware Olympic Peninsula Family Services
  • Family Support Center of South Sound
  • GRuB
  • Homes First
  • Nature Nurtures Farm
  • Nisqually Land Trust
  • Providence St. Joseph Health Global Partnership Project
  • Quixote Village
  • SideWalk
  • South Sound Reading Foundation
  • Thurston County Food Bank
  • United Way of Thurston County
  • Volunteer Services/Catholic Community Services
  • West Central Park Project
  • Woodland Trail Greenway Association