During a powerful community-wide third annual Day of Caring on Friday, October 5, 2018, more than 1,000 volunteers gave back at 78 local nonprofits and schools.
Wrapping up 1 October Remembrance Week, volunteers came together to build hope and healing by working side-by-side with elementary school students to build gardens and paint playgrounds, supported veterans by clearing walkways and painting inspirational murals, read to students, mentored youth in need and helped move the community forward and build resiliency. Many of these projects would not have been completed if not for the volunteers’ efforts on this day.
An unprecedented $75,500 was spilt among participating nonprofits and schools to increase the impact of the day and help cover the cost of supplies, thanks to Day of Caring sponsors Wells Fargo, Las Vegas Review Journal, Caesars Entertainment Corporation, Nevada Volunteers, Chase Bank, Greenspun Media Group, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Raiders, East West Bank, NV Energy, Robert Half, Simmons Group, Station Casinos and US Bank.
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.