You made the 24th annual Day of Caring a huge success.


United Way of Allen County’s 24th Annual Day of Caring, took place Thursday, September 1, 2016. The day started off with a breakfast at Headwaters Park East at 7:30 a.m. More than 1,600 volunteers from 65 teams participated in 80 community service projects in Allen County.

“Allen County is a generous and compassionate community,” said David Nicole, president and CEO of United Way of Allen County. “We witness this spirt of selflessness every year during Day of Caring, when an army of eager volunteers join together to help their neighbors accomplish something truly amazing.”

Day of Caring projects generally consist of cleaning, landscaping, painting, supply drives and general maintenance. Projects take anywhere from four to eight hours to complete and teams range in size from three to 200 people. The work being done take place at non-profit agencies, schools or private residences from NeighborLink.

 “The need for volunteers keeps growing and we plan to grow with it,” said United Way Board Chair, Dent Johnson. “Allen County is a large city with an even bigger heart.”

A special thanks to our 2016 Day of Caring Event Sponsors!

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.