Day of Caring on Oct. 5 Helps Community Build Resiliency and Live #VegasStrong

A record 2,000 volunteers will complete more than 250 projects at 85 local nonprofit agencies and schools on Friday, October 5 as part of the United Way of Southern Nevada’s third annual Day of Caring. Held at the end of the 1 October Remembrance Week, volunteers will help our community move forward and build resiliency at nonprofits and schools across the State of Nevada.

This year to increase its impact, $75,500 will be split among participating nonprofits and schools to boost the volunteer efforts.

Projects include a variety of activities like:

  • Reading to students
  • Painting school playgrounds and classrooms
  • Landscaping and planting gardens
  • Building furniture and benches
  • Assembling food backpacks
  • Cleaning up parks and schools
  • Assembling tortoise habitats

WHEN:         
Friday, October 5, 2018
8:30am – 9:30am: Kickoff Celebration
10am - 1pm or 10am - 3pm: Volunteer opportunities at various nonprofits and schools                   

WHERE:       
Town Square Las Vegas “The Green”
6605 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89119

To sign up to volunteer for the Day of Caring, visit uwsn.org/caring.

About United Way of Southern Nevada:

United Way of Southern Nevada unites our community to improve people’s lives. We bring donors, volunteers, nonprofits, and businesses together to help children enter school ready to learn, help high school students reach graduation day, and support individuals working to earn a degree or certification, all while creating stability for their families. Together, we step into the ring and invite others to stand with us as a united front against social injustices and forces keeping our community's most vulnerable residents from a good life. We are bold and innovative to solve our toughest problems. Together, we fight for the future of our community – and we will win. Join us at uwsn.org.