Over 400 volunteers rolled up their sleeves and got to work at local non-profits across Florence on Friday, September 20, 2019 as part of the United Way of Florence County’s annual Day of Caring event. Now in its 27th year, the UWFC’s Day of Caring event brings together volunteers from local companies, organizations, and groups to give back to their community by volunteering. During Friday’s event, a record number of 40 companies and groups had volunteers completing over 79 volunteer projects.

Below is a list of all the companies and groups that participated in the 2019 Day of Caring and what projects they have completed so far. This list will continued to be updated as more projects are completed.

 2019 Project List

  • ADP Tax Credit Services - Painting for the Florence County Disabilities & Special Needs Board, Yard Work for the Senior Citizens Association, and Painting for the United Way of Florence County
  • Agape Hospice - Meal delivery for the Senior Citizens Association in Florence County
  • ARCTIC Inc - School supply drive for the Florence Area Literacy Council
  • Assurant - Yard Work, Cook Out, & Wash Vans for the Florence County Disabilities & Special Needs Board, Yard Work for the Florence Family YMCA, Yard Work for the Pee Dee Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Assault, Yard Work for the United Way of Florence County, and Yard Work for the Youth Mentors of the Pee Dee
  • Pamela Burgess & Danielle Cannon - School supply drive for the Florence Area Literacy Council
  • Central United Methodist Church - Event help & Cornhole construction for the CARE House of the Pee Dee and Electrical & Plumbing for the Lighthouse Ministries.  
  • City of Florence - Fence installation for The Salvation Army
  • Clarios - Food drive for The Salvation Army and Meal Delivery for the Senior Citizens Association in Florence County
  • DrayDigital Photography - Volunteer photographer for the Day of Caring breakfast
  • Duke Energy - Yard Work for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Pee Dee Area
  • First Citizens Bank - Pressure washing, Yard Work, & Painting for Pee Dee Speech & Hearing Center
  • First Reliance Bank - Set-up & breakdown assistance for the Day of Caring breakfast
  • Florence Center - Yard Work for the Pee Dee Area Council, Boy Scouts of America and Yard Work for the Senior Citizens Association in Florence County
  • Florence County Tax Assessor Office - Lock Installation for the Pee Dee Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Assault
  • FMU Women's Basketball - Basketball-themed workout with the club members for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Pee Dee Area
  • GE Healthcare - Yard work, cleaning, painting, reapirs, & construction for the Pee Dee Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Assault
  • Hampton Inn & Suites North (Raldex) - Food drive for The Salvation Army
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Florence Center (Raldex) - Toy drive for The Salvation Army
  • HillSouth - Yard Work for the Senior Citizens Association in Florence County
  • Hilton Garden Inn - Event help for the CARE House of the Pee Dee
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites (Raldex) - Toy drive for The Salvation Army
  • Honda of South Carolina, Mfg. - Pressure washing and yard work for the Florence County Disabilities & Special Needs Board and Volunteer photography for the United Way of Florence County
  • Magnolia Mall - Set-up & breakdown assistance for the Day of Caring breakfast
  • McCall Farms - Painting for Lighthouse Ministries
  • Monster Worldwide - School supply drive for the Florence Area Literacy Council and Volunteer photography for the United Way of Florence County
  • MUSC Health: Florence Medical Center - Yard work, cleaning, & electrical for the Mercy Medicine Free Clinic
  • Otis Elevator - Cleaning, carpet replacement, construction, repairs, cleaning, plumbing, & painting for the Pee Dee Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Assasult
  • Patheon - Thermo Fisher Scientific - Construction & Yard work for the Florence Family YMCA
  • Pepsi of Florence - Cleaning, yard work, & electrical for Lighthouse Ministries 
  • PGBA, LLC - Cookout and carnival for the Florence County Disabilities & Special Needs Board
  • Raldex Corporate Office - New chairs for the Florence Area Literacy Council
  • Staybridge Suites (Raldex) - Toy drive for The Salvation Army
  • Senior Citizens Association in Florence County - Set-up assistance for the Day of Caring breakfast
  • SPC Credit Union - Food drive for The Salvation Army
  • WestRock - Plumbing for the Pee Dee Speech & Hearing Center and Yard Work for the Senior Citizens Association in Florence County
  • Volunteer CORPS - Set-up and breakdown assistance for the Day of Caring breakfast

The annual Day of Caring also serves as the kick-off of the new United Way of Florence County campaign. For the 2019-2020 campaign year, the campaign theme will be tropical/Hawaiian and the campaign tagline is “Share A Little Aloha with United Way”. To help the UWFC reach their campaign goal of $1,000,000, you can donate online by clicking the orange “Give” button or by texting “Florence” to 565-12.

If you or your group would like to volunteer, there is still time to participate through the United Way of Florence County. There are several projects that did not get picked up through this year’s Day of Caring and are still available for sign-up here. If you are interested in signing up for one of these projects, please go to the sign-up page by clicking on the blue link under the project, or contact us by phone at 843-662-2407 and by email at rbaggett@uwflorence.org.