22nd Annual Day of Caring Sets Volunteerism Record
LEWISTON, ID —
It was a record-setting day for Twin County United Way and hundreds of volunteers who participated in Day of Caring.
Friday morning many hands made light work as volunteers from numerous local businesses did 1,200 hours worth of work - all before lunch.
From painting, pruning, and more, over 400 volunteers participated in the annual day of service. That's a new record!
Over 30 nonprofits had work done for them, something that Twin County United Way executive director Samantha Skinner says would otherwise take up their valuable time and money.
The hope is that this one day of service won't be a one-off.
"The Day of Caring is really just about giving people a taste of volunteering," Skinner says. "That, no matter your skill set, or what you do in your day job, you can provide service that nonprofits need. Whatever you have to offer, talk to a nonprofit. Today's really about getting people out, experiencing volunteer service so that they do it all year round."
If you're interested in giving back for Day of Caring next year - it's easy to remember! It's always the Friday before Mother's Day.
Check out http://tcuw.org