Volunteers Make the Most of Day of Caring 2014


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FedEx employees visit with Seniors First clients during United Way’s multi-company Day of Caring.

Volunteers Make the Most of Day of Caring 2014

Day of Caring starts with Heart of Florida United Way’s multi-company, multi-location volunteer effort that tackles dozens of projects across the community in a single day.  It happened again when 200 Publix volunteers pulled together for their Day of Caring, and again when 1,000 Lockheed Martin volunteers came together for theirs. Day of Caring is Central Florida’s largest community-based volunteer event.

On September 26, multiple companies rallied volunteers to take on projects across the entire community. In Osceola County, volunteers built vegetable gardens at a senior living facility. In Orange County, preschoolers were taught about how to be healthy, and in Seminole County, volunteers rose early to help feed the hungry.

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Volunteers spruce up Quest Camp Thunderbird during Lockheed Martin’s Day of Caring

Roughly two weeks later, Publix employees descended upon homes in the Winter Park neighborhood Winter Park Oaks to re-paint 10 homes and do some minor landscaping. On October 18, Lockheed Martin hosted its Day of Caring at Quest Camp Thunderbird in Apopka, completing numerous projects ranging from landscaping and painting to repairing screened porches.

In all, more than 2,000 volunteers from our region’s leading companies and organizations took part and showed our community once again what we can do when we LIVE UNITED. Thank you and congratulations to all for a successful Day of Caring ’14. Click here to see DOC volunteers in action

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Publix volunteers gather to hear the plan of action for Day of Caring in the Winter Park Oaks neighborhood

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