Green Mountain United Way Announces 2017 Day of Caring Projects and Seeks Volunteers

Green Mountain United Way Announces 2017 Day of Caring Projects and Seeks Volunteers

Montpelier, Vermont – April 21, 2017When people come together for a special day of volunteerism, helping local organizations with much needed projects and giving their time and talents to the community good, it is more than just a normal day, it is a “Day of Caring.”

Green Mountain United Way’s annual Day of Caring is scheduled for Wednesday, May 24 in Central Vermont and volunteers are still needed to help on the two projects planned for the day.

“My favorite part of Day of Caring is being able to see individuals come together to work hard together and support the organizations that do so much for our community while also building new relationships through the joy of volunteering,” Tawnya Kristen, Executive Director of Green Mountain United Way, said. “The Day of Caring is one of the best ways we have seen to mobilize and energize people to give back to their communities while having a lot of fun doing it.”

This year’s projects are scheduled at The Family Center of Washington County in Berlin and the Good Samaritan Haven in Barre.

The day will begin at The Family Center of Washington County where volunteers will help to rebuild and rehab the children’s playground and community garden, then continue in the afternoon at the Good Samaritan Haven shelter in Barre with indoor and outdoor clean-up work.

Some of the project activities include landscaping, painting, minor building repairs, office organization, pressure washing buildings and more.

“Business volunteers are a key part of Day of Caring. We are fortunate to have so many great businesses who support their community by giving employees incentives to volunteer their time. In 2016 we were supported by businesses such as Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont, Northfield Savings Bank and Keurig Green Mountain. We are hoping they, and many others, will join us again this year.”, said Carrie Stahler, Director of Funding and Program Development at Green Mountain United Way and the lead organizer of the Day of Caring.

Aside from helping the organization, Stahler is hoping those volunteering will learn more about the important work these organizations are doing.

Volunteers are being accepted and will be accepted the day of the event. Those interested in volunteering for Day of Caring, should contact Carrie Stahler at 802-613-3989 or by email at cstahler@gmunitedway.org. More information and registration can be found at www.gmunitedway.org/day-caring.

About Green Mountain United Way: Green Mountain United Way is a Vermont not-for-profit organization in operation since 1976.  They work to improve the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community in Caledonia, Essex, Orange, Orleans and Washington Counties by mobilizing the caring power of communities around our region to advance the common good. No other single organization has the scope and influence to bring together human service agencies, government, businesses, private foundations and dedicated volunteers around a common vision of creating maximum impact and achieving long-lasting results.

 

Contact: Carrie Stahler, Green Mountain United Way, 802-613-3989 or cstahler@gmunitedway.org

 

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