For the past 20 years, United Way volunteer teams have shown their local love and helped agencies with gardening, renovations, and more at the annual Day of Caring. In 2021, the United Way will be adapting the Day of Caring to allow for different opportunities, ensuring health and safety protocols are followed.
This year’s Day of Caring is June 11th, 2021. Workplace volunteers and community members can donate items through a donation collection drive or assemble kits that will be distributed through agencies. You can also make a ‘day of caring’ donation to support an agency with a day’s worth of program funding.
On June 11th you will be able to drop these off to central locations. Please email email@example.com if you are collecting items so we can let you know the most convenient drop off location or arrange pickup.
Collection drives: Non-perishable food, gently used clothing, menstrual hygiene products, new toiletries and new items like socks, underwear are always useful.
Donation kits can be assembled in a ziploc bag, grocery bag, or box and could even include an inspirational note or quote for the recipient – get creative. Kits are also a great opportunity to get kids involved, especially with everyone spending extra time at home right now.
Kits and collection drive items can then be dropped off at two locations (below) on June 11,,2021 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. or workplaces and groups can arrange for a pickup by a committee member.
Correctional Service of Canada’s Regional Headquarters – 443 Union Street
Correctional Service of Canada’s Collin’s Bay Institution – 1455 Bath Road
Here are some suggestions if you or your workplace would like to assemble a kit to be donated:
In addition to the kits listed above, you or your workplace can also participate in the Day of Caring by making a donation to support a program at an agency in the community for a day. Here are some examples of “Days of Caring” in the KFL&A community.
$137 supports a day of emergency shelter for youth experiencing homelessness
$82 supports a day of nutritious meals and snacks for children at school
$132 supports a day of food delivery and check-in programs for rural seniors
$108 supports a day of counselling for individuals couples or families
$55 supports a day of housing and life skills training for women and their children leaving an abusive relationship
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 613-542-2674