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28th Annual Day of Caring


                      UNITED WAY OF LANCASTER COUNTY’S 28TH ANNUAL DAY OF CARING                                 
What:        Lancaster County’s largest volunteer event will take place Friday, September 6 and Saturday, September 7. The 28th Annual Day of Caring will have volunteers throughout the county tackling a variety of projects for nonprofit organizations. Day of Caring is sponsored by PNC Bank.
Where:      More than 65 volunteer projects around the county. (See attachment for the schedule.)
When:       Friday, September 6 and Saturday, September 7
Who:         More than 1,000 volunteers will volunteer their time at 65+ locations as part of Day of Caring.
Why:         Great things happen when we LIVE UNITED, and United Way of Lancaster County will put those words into action on Friday and Saturday, September 6 and 7. Over those two days more than 1,000 volunteers, representing more than 20 local businesses, schools and civic groups, will work together to help local nonprofit organizations by volunteering as part of the 28th Annual Day of Caring. 
Volunteers will undertake a wide variety of projects. Volunteers from Armstrong Flooring will do clean-up at Long’s Park; Lancaster General Health volunteers will be assisting at the Challenger Games; employees of The High Companies will do maintenance and beautification at historic Woodward Hill Cemetery; hundreds of students from Millersville University will be at numerous locations such as CAP and Bright Side Opportunities Center doing a variety of tasks; and volunteers from PNC Bank will be at Lancaster Science Factory doing maintenance and cleaning exhibits. Other volunteer projects include mulching and landscaping, stocking shelves, painting and renovations, and helping distribute fresh food at a mobile delivery site.
For more information:
         Media Contact:  Brad Peterson
         Office: 717.824.8116
         Cell: 717.215.6922 (days of event)
  About United Way of Lancaster County 

For     For more than 90 years United Way of Lancaster County has been helping contributors make change happen in their community by giving, advocating, and volunteering. Focusing its Impact Fund investments on the underlying causes of the County’s most serious problems,             United Way maximizes investors’ gifts to accomplish four bold goals by 2025: (1) 100% of Lancaster County children will enter kindergarten ready to learn, (2) 100% of students and adults will have post-secondary credentials, (3) Decrease individuals and families living in             poverty by 50%, and (4) 100% of individuals, children, and families will have a medical home. Fostering collaborations between nonprofit organizations, schools, libraries, faith-based groups, healthcare providers, businesses, and government, United Way and its supporters c          create lasting change in Lancaster County, achieving results that no single sector could accomplish alone.