Continuing its focus on developing volunteerism in the Juneau community, United Way of Southeast Alaska sponsored a Day of Caring event to kick off their annual Workplace Giving Campaign on Wednesday, October 3, 2011. On Saturday, October 6, the University of Southeast Alaska continued its tradition of volunteering by involving students and staff members in additional service projects as an extension of Day of Caring.
Each year, local businesses allow their employees the opportunity to spend a workday engaged in volunteer projects at nonprofit organizations as part of Day of Caring. This year’s events matched approximately 50 volunteers from 5 local businesses with 10 projects at area nonprofit organizations. Each workplace team member volunteered his/her time and skills in order to complete much needed service projects which including shampooing carpets, stuffing and labeling envelopes, weeding garden beds, organizing craft supplies, constructing a trailer for adaptive bikes, deep cleaning and sanitizing playrooms, and organizing shelving units.