Day of Caring 2011
Each year, local businesses allow their employees to spend a workday engaged in volunteer projects at nonprofit organizations as part of Day of Caring. Our 2011 Day of Caring matched approximately 60 volunteers from 8 local businesses with 14 projects at area nonprofit organizations. Each workplace team member volunteered his/her time and skills in order to complete much needed service projects including shampooing carpets, painting facilities, organizing craft supplies, constructing wheelchair accessible picnic tables, deep cleaning and sanitizing playrooms, and buying, installing, and organizing shelving units.
Day of Caring offers participants an opportunity to not only lend a hand with valuable projects at area nonprofit organizations, but also learn more about these agencies and the valuable services they provide to the Juneau community. Participants in Day of Caring who give to United Way of Southeast Alaska during their annual workplace campaign are also able to make a personal connection with our partner agencies and see how these agencies benefit from their generous contributions each year.
Participating individuals/workplaces included: Garland Walker from NOAA, the City abnd Borough of Juneau, Construction Machinery Industrial, Juneau Central Labor Council and Building Trades, Juneau Youth Services, SAGA, True North Federal Credit Union, United Way of Southeast Alaska, Wells Fargo, three teams from the City and Borough of Juneau, and University of Alaska Southeast students, alumni, and staff members.