The United Way Day of Caring is a day when volunteers join together and travel to local non-profit human service agencies to help clean up, clean out and refresh for the coming months ahead.
This year, The United Way's 13th Annual Day of Caring, will be Saturday, Sept. 14th at the Delaware Valley High School and Wallenpaupack Middle School. The 11th Annual 9-11 Memorial Blood Drive will be in the DV Middle School cafeteria, starting at 9 a.m.
All around the county, volunteers will be seen painting, cleaning, gardening, building and organizing to help agencies save resources. Even more importantly, friends and neighbors are giving and sharing while carrying on the tradition of giving back to the community.
The Day of Caring starts at the Delaware Valley 9-10 campus with registration at 8 a.m. Every volunteer will receive a free tee shirt. The tee shirts are a gift to each volunteer from The Dime Bank. After registration, all volunteers are invited to enjoy a hearty breakfast prepared by the Warrior Café. The breakfast is compliments of Orange & Rockland Power and Pike County Light and Power. The work day will begin at 9 a.m. and will end at 2 p.m. Volunteers may take advantage of school bus transportation to some of the agencies, provided by the Delaware Valley School District
and the Wallenpaupack Area School District.
"The Day of Caring is a phenomenal day for the United Way and for the entire community," said UWPC Executive Director Catherine Capasso. Last year 350 volunteers participated. With the number who volunteered, Capasso said, "The outpouring of support and the spirit of volunteerism is truly extraordinary."
Now, the United Way needs volunteers. If interested in volunteering and participating in
the Day of Caring, visit www.unitedwaypike.org, for the application to sign up. Mail the application to: The United Way of Pike County, P.O. Box 806, Milford, PA 18337. Non-profit human service agencies located in Pike County, who have a project should contact Catherine Capasso, UWPC Executive Director at (570)296-9980.
For more information about the United Way's Day of Caring or upcoming events, visit
www.unitedwaypike.org, or call toll free (888)306-6963 or (570)296-9980. For further information about any of the agencies providing services in Pike County can be found at www.pikePaHelp.org.