United Way Days of Caring, Central Florida’s largest community-wide volunteer event, kicked off Friday, Sept. 28, with great success thanks to a wave of more than 1,000 volunteers who fanned out all across Orange, Seminole and Osceola counties!
With the majority of activities taking that day, nearly 60 projects were completed – everything from playing with children at Orlando Day Nursery and painting walls at the Coalition for the Homeless to hosting bingo parties at Senior’s First and reading to local school children.
Each project provided much-needed assistance to United Way partner agencies, while giving companies a great way to give back, build teamwork and LIVE UNITED.
The event will conclude later this month when more than 1,000 Lockheed Martin employees will tackle projects at The Salvation Army and eight other local agencies. As the event’s largest supporter, Lockheed Martin leads the way every year in the sheer number of volunteers, impact and enthusiasm.
In addition to Lockheed Martin, United Way would like to thank Publix, Florida Hospital, Fifth Third Bank, Wells Fargo, CNL Financial Group, Coca-Cola, Liberty Mutual, Nordstrom, Enterprise Holdings, General Electric, Orange County Government and many other great partners who supported this year’s event.
Did you miss Days of Caring, but still want to volunteer? The United Way Volunteer Resource Center makes it simple to get involved. Click here to learn more.
Maria Wyatt Uhl
Heart of Florida United Way
Marketing & Communications Intern