United Way Needs More than 1,000 Volunteers to Help with Day of Caring Projects on August 10, 2018

By: United Way of Porter County Last Updated: July 30, 2018

United-Way-Porter-County United Way is in need of more than 1,000 volunteers to sign up to help area nonprofits at its annual Day of Caring event on Friday, August 10.

As the largest single-day volunteer event across Northwest Indiana, Day of Caring brings together nonprofits, local businesses, municipalities, churches, civic groups and individuals to change lives one project at a time.

“More than 400 volunteers have already signed up, but we still need more,” said Kim Olesker, president and CEO of United Way of Porter County. “We are looking for individuals and corporations to jump in and lend a hand.”

There are more than 60 nonprofits with 97 projects in Lake, Porter and LaPorte Counties counting on volunteers to participate. Volunteers can choose from a variety of projects, including gardening, litter pick-up, painting, building, landscaping, and hosting picnics and collection drives.

The event is supported by Blachly, Tabor, Bozik & Hartman, Chester, Inc., CSI, Lakeshore Public Media, McAfee Animal Hospital, The Times Media Group and other community-minded businesses.

The day kicks off with two, free rally breakfasts provided by Family Express. Volunteers receive a free T-shirt. Individuals, teams, novices and skilled professionals are encouraged to participate. For more information and to register, visit nwivolunteer.org.