Monday, June 27, 2011

Day of Caring: Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2011 Day of Caring. We’re proud to say we had more than 650 volunteers from 42 different businesses or organizations complete almost 70 projects for people in need in just one day!
Because of your dedication and your willingness to give, advocate and volunteer, you improved someone’s life on Wednesday, June 22.
We were ecstatic to see so many dedicated companies and volunteers step up and make a difference, and it’s a wonderful feeling knowing that there are so many people in Lake County who are committed to helping those in need.

Thank you to the following companies who volunteered:
ABB Foundation
Avery Dennison
Bowden Manufacturing
Cargill Deicing Technology
Charter One
City of Willoughby Hills
Cleveland Clinic – Willoughby Hills
Component Repair Technologies
De Nora Tech
Dr. Cimaglio’s Office
Eat N’Park Willoughby
FirstEnergy Corp –Eastlake and Perry
Girl Scouts
Great Lakes Mall
Griswold Special Care
Huntington National Bank
K-J Fasteners INC
Lake County Board of MRDD
Lake County Captains
Lake County Juvenile Court
Lake/Geauga Board of Realtors
Lake Metroparks
Lake Health
Lakeland Community College
Lowes Mentor
Meister Media
Mentor Area Chamber of Commerce
Painesville United Methodist Church
Pat O’Brien Chevrolet
PNC Bank
Quota International of Lake County
Residence Inn by Marriott in Mentor
Sigma Phi Alpha Dental Hygiene
Steris Corporation
Transfer Express
UBS Financial
Winter Equipment Company Inc.
Zito Insurance Agency

The day also wouldn’t have been possible without our sponsors, which included:

Classic Auto Group
Freddie James
Fredon Corporation
Giant Eagle
Kaiser Permenante
Ladies & Gentlemen
Lake Health
Lakeland Community College
Painesville Exchange Base
Pat O'Brien Chevrolet
Perkins Painesville
Winter Equipment

To see more volunteers in action, visit the photo album on our Facebook page!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

2011 Day of Caring

United Way of Lake County is in the process of organizing our 2011 Day of Caring which will take place on June 22.
For those who don’t know, Day of Caring is in its 19th year and is a day that volunteers from all over the business community complete meaningful projects for people in need.
Various agencies, nonprofit organizations, churches, municipalities, etc., submit projects consisting of yard work, gardening, mulching, painting and other types of home or building maintenance for those who may not have the means or health to do it themselves. Other projects include social activities, picnics or ice cream socials at senior citizen centers or assisted living homes.
Although Day of Caring is only one day, the preparation for the event starts months in advance. We sent out project request form applications in April and then volunteer forms to businesses the first week of May. More than 80 projects were submitted and about 650 people from the business community and various organizations have stepped up to volunteer.
Day of Caring benefits the people in need who are receiving assistance, plus it’s also a great way for businesses to give back to the community, provide corporate team-building opportunities and develop group work skills and camaraderie.