Hundreds of Londoners will be rolling up their sleeves Thursday for the United Way’s 18th annual Day of Caring.
The event encourages workplace volunteers to step out of their day-to-day work routine to help local community agencies and programs with several hands-on projects.
Approximately 420 employees from 17 workplaces in London and Middlesex County are expected to participate.
“Day of Caring provides a meaningful opportunity for United Way supporters to see first-hand the impact that their investment has in the community,” says Karen Dalton, Interim CEO of United Way of London & Middlesex. “This event is a great way for workplace volunteers to help local social service agencies and improve lives locally.”
Volunteers will take on 24 projects, including painting projects, garden and basement clean ups, flower planting, light construction projects, and renovating a children’s summer camp.
Each of the projects are selected to match the workplace volunteer’s timeframe, skill set, and corporate philosophy.
The United Way’s Day of Caring will begin with a launch party for all volunteers at the Western Fair District Metroland Agriplex Thursday at 11 a.m.
With files from Rana Aladdin