Numerous companies are spending the day showing they care about their community as part of United Way of Pierce County’s Day of Caring, including the entire staff and student body at Tacoma’s School of the Arts. Additionally, people throughout Pierce County are dared to show they care by doing something – anything – that shows how they LIVE UNITED.
In total, nearly 1,200 volunteers are spending the day assisting nonprofit organizations all over Pierce County through Day of Caring. This year’s annual volunteer event features 50 projects and 32 teams. Projects include harvesting fresh fruits and vegetables for local food banks, hosting a carnival for adults with disabilities, weeding rain gardens, preparing and serving food to those in need and designing a mural for a local garden.
The estimated value of the hours that will be donated on September 18th is nearly $161,000 dollars.
Albers & Company
APA Engineered Wood Assoc.
Brown & Brown of Washington
City of Lakewood
Cole Graphics Solutions
Community Youth Services
Evergreen Personal Injury Counsel
Global Metal Works & Erectors/McSweeney Steel
Harborstone Credit Union (photo at right)
Multicare Health System
Mutual of Enumclaw Insurance Co.
Regence Blue Shield
Rally Point 6
Tacoma School of the Arts
The Modified Dolls
Tacoma Public Utilities
University of Washington Tacoma
Wells Fargo Bank
However, if people can’t join a Day of Caring project, they can still participate in the Dare to Care. Mow an elderly neighbor's lawn, volunteer at a local agency, hold a food drive, write a letter to your congressman, donate to charity, advocate for an issue you care about, sign up to help out in your child's classroom, practice random acts of kindness... just show you care about the community! Participants are encouraged to post a photo or video on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/UnitedWayofPierceCounty. People are also encouraged to include the hashtag #DareToCare and then dare their family and friends to do the same.
Show us you care about your community. We dare you!