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Day of Caring exceeds the number of volunteer participants in 2013

United Way of Thurston County is excited to celebrate the 21st Annual Day of Caring on September 27. This year, 765 individuals from workplaces, church groups, neighborhood associations, and service clubs will increase the impact in the community by volunteering in 40 projects around Thurston County. Each project will benefit non-profit organizations and government agencies seeking additional help.

In 2012, over 600 volunteers participated in Day of Caring, dedicating approximately 3,600 hours to nearly 40 projects. Such projects included planting gardens, pressure washing buildings, and organizing donated books.

"The purpose is to bring together those in need with those who are willing to lend a hand," said United Way of Thurston County Executive Director, Paul Knox. "It's rewarding to see the community come together to engage in volunteerism."

Day of Caring participants are eligible to enter photos of themselves in action for a chance to win a $50 Visa gift card and have their photo featured in The Olympian. For more information or to enter in the photo contest, click here.