United Way’s annual Day of Caring service event has been reimagined due to COVID-19. Traditionally, volunteers from Indian River County gather together to complete projects hosted by community partners. This year, to ensure the safety of volunteers and United Way’s partners, Day of Caring participants will have the opportunity to take part in Month with a Mission.
Throughout October, individuals are encouraged to join United Way to make Indian River County a better community for all. Each week will coincide with an impact area – Health, Education, and Financial Stability, with the final week celebrating community pride. Every day, there will be a new project or act of kindness that can be successfully executed while social distancing. Projects include beautifying our neighborhood by picking up and properly disposing of trash, run the UWIRC 5K (with customizable bibbs), have a virtual dance party, or bake a sweet treat for a loved one.
Also, United Way will be hosting a Chalk Your Walk sidewalk chalk competition. The winning design will be printed on a limited edition LIVE UNITED t-shirt. All proceeds will directly benefit the UWIRC annual campaign. Photos must be uploaded to social media using #ChalkYourWalkIRC or #UnitedIRC by Monday, October 18, 2020 to be considered for voting. Voting ends on Sunday, October 25, 2020.
“Although we are unable to carry out Day of Caring this year, we’re really excited to still be able to bring people together and spread some acts of kindness in our community,” said Sydney Mihailoff, Campaign Associate at UWIRC. “Everyone needs some positivity in their life right now and we’re happy to mobilize our philanthropic community to give back and have some fun!”
Last year marked the 25th annual Day of Caring which saw over 1,200 volunteers who joined together to complete 67 projects.
Although things look different this year, Day of Caring’s mission remains the same in 2020: to help volunteers give back to Indian River County.
Share your act(s) of kindness with us by using the hashtag #UnitedIRC and make sure to tag @UnitedWayIRC on social media. Registration is not required. For full calendar of projects, competition details, and more information, please visit our website UnitedWayIRC.org.
About United Way of Indian River County
United Way of Indian River County (UWIRC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every community member. United Way works with local programs to provide resources to individuals and families in crisis today while working year-round to improve community conditions and create lasting solutions. We are effectively building a strong foundation and improving lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community. For more information about your local United Way, please call (772) 567-8900 or visit our website, UnitedWayIRC.org.