Nearly 1,200 volunteers representing 65 local organizations fanned out over our community Thursday, August 7 for the 22nd annual United Way Day of Caring. Approximately 70 community service projects in the Fort Wayne area were completed by the volunteers. NIPSCO was the premiere Day of Caring sponsor.

The day started with a breakfast at Headwaters Park West. Breakfast was prepared by Orchid Events & Catering, the Day of Caring catering sponsor. Approximately 650 volunteers attended the event which was emceed by Barb Richards.

The weather was superb and everyone looked like they were having a great time with their projects. Photos will be posted soon, but in the meantime, please feel free to visit our Facebook page. If you see your team there, please feel free to tag yourselves. Or visit #UWDAYOFCARING on Facebook.

Thank you all so very much for participating and we look forward to seeing you again next year!


Day of Caring History

Day of Caring began in 1993 as a general sprucing up of the YWCA campus by 250 volunteers; it has since evolved into a massive effort that brings community volunteers face-to-face with local nonprofit and community organizations.

Thank you to our Day of Caring Sponsors!    
Day of Caring Premier Sponsor   Day of Caring Catering Sponsor