The United Way of Florence County's annual Day of Caring event has brought together local non-profits and volunteers to complete service projects that help better our community and the lives of those who live here for 27 years. Over 360 volunteers completed nearly 80 projects during the 2018 Day of Caring, and the United Way of Florence County hopes to top those numbers on Friday, September 20th for the 2019 Day of Caring. However, there are currently dozens of projects still in need of volunteers.

The projects still in need of volunteers cover a wide range of tasks from painting, yard work, supply drives, cleaning, and repairs. Every project that is completed will directly benefit one of the United Way of Florence County's partner agencies or a local county school; who either do not have the capabilities, time, and/or resources to complete the project on their own or do not want to take time and resources away from those in need to have a project completed. For those volunteers who cannot participate on September 20th, the United Way does have projects available on Saturday the 21st or we can work with the volunteers to schedule their project at a later date. Youth groups are also strongly encouraged to participate and may be able to have their supplies covered thanks to a grant from Duke Energy. A full list of available projects can be found on our Day of Caring page.

To participate in the 27th Annual Day of Caring, you will need to register your volunteer group with the United Way of Florence County and then select a project through the United Way's website. Volunteer groups can consist of employees, friends, families, clubs, or organizations and can range in size from a large group to just one individual. Volunteers are responsible for any supplies needed to complete the project and a list of supplies along with an estimated cost can be found on each project form. All participating volunteers will receive a free volunteer t-shirt and are invited to attend the Kick-Off Breakfast on the morning of Day of Caring for a free breakfast before going out to complete their projects.

For more information or to register your volunteer group, please call 843-662-2407 or email Volunteer groups will need to register by Friday, September 6th to guarantee their Day of Caring t-shirts. Day of Caring also serves as the kick-off for the United Way of Florence County's 2019-2020 campaign and the new campaign theme/tagline will be announced during the breakfast.