United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona Launches 25th Annual Days of Caring

United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona is now inviting local non-profits, schools, child-care centers, long-term care facilities, community gardens, neighborhood associations, and others to benefit from Arizona’s single largest volunteer event, the 25th Annual United Way Days of Caring. 

The two-day initiative, which will be held Nov. 1-2, is expected to pair more than 100 local projects with thousands of caring volunteers to improve the Southern Arizona community.  Last year, more than 2,200 volunteers turned out to complete 146 projects, both onsite and virtual, resulting in 7,000 volunteer hours.

The focus of Days of Caring will continue to be on projects that make a positive impact on the community, with an emphasis on outdoor projects such as wash clean-ups, park beautification, and painting projects. Virtual projects can be collection drives, putting together hygiene kits for underserved communities, trainings, and more.

“We have now reached a milestone in our signature Days of Caring event having steadfastly engaged in this for a quarter of a century,” said Tony Penn, president and CEO of United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona. “In those 25 years, tens of thousands of caring volunteers have completed thousands of high-visibility impactful projects that, quite simply, do good. We are so very grateful for our volunteers, sponsors, and everyone who participates and we urge folks to sign up, submit projects, and volunteer this fall.”

Project registration for United Way’s Days of Caring is now open and runs through Aug. 16 for both in-person and virtual projects. The deadline for Early Bird Submission is Jul. 12, and those submitting by then will be entered into a drawing to receive $500 towards their project. For more details and to submit a project for consideration, please  click here. Volunteer registration will open on Sept. 6.

For information on assistance with submitting a project, please contact Liana Sharp at   daysofcaring@unitedwaytucson.org or   lsharp@unitedwaytucson.org

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