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March 2, 2019
Care United will be back this year with a meal packing project at St. John's Lutheran School.

Care United is the new Community Care Day with more flexibility to accommodate different projects and different groups of volunteers.

“Many of the Care United projects are outdoors which can create a challenge as spring weather is unpredictable,” Corinne Bix, United Way of Union County Campaign Director, said. “The meal packing is not weather dependent since we are indoors at St. John’s however, projects like landscaping, spring cleanup and painting require good weather.”

Care United events are intended to match volunteers who support the United Way of Union County through workplace campaigns and corporate gifts with appropriate projects.

Volunteers will begin meeting in March to discuss projects and plan dates that are most conducive to the workplace teams that will be participating.

Care United events are a way for our supporters to get a hands on experience and see their local dollars at work in the community.

Currently, in addition to meal packing, students from North Union will be helping with spring cleanup in Richwood. The Born Learning Trails at both Mill Valley South and Eljer Park will be refreshed and a new Born Learning Trail will be installed at the newly finished Richwood Trail. For more information about Care United, contact Corinne at uwuc.events@gmail.com.

Volunteers help with the meal packing project at the 2018 Care United Event.

Did You Know?

Community Care Day started in Union County in 1997 as the “Day of Caring” and was the kick-off event for the non-profit’s annual campaign. Over the years the event grew to become Community Care Day. The one-day event joins volunteers with area service projects countywide; however the success of the event encouraged a small group of volunteers to answer the question, “What would it be like if Community Care Day was all year long?” and Union County Neighbor to Neighbor was born.

Neighbor to Neighbor was founded in 2016 and has completed over 925 service requests since opening its doors to members. In September 2018, Neighbor to Neighbor became the United Way of Union County’s newest partner agency.

For more information on how to become a volunteer with Neighbor to Neighbor and make everyday Community Care Day, email programmanager@ucn2n.org.

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