2022 Day of Service a Huge Success
The United Way of Chatham County (UWCC) hosted its third-annual Day of Service Tuesday, September 13. The event officially kicked off the annual fall fundraising season and connected 80 volunteers to community service opportunities in Chatham County. The Day of Service supported 9 in-person volunteer opportunities.
Community service projects for the day included: Boys & Girls Club Wren Family Center –facility beautification, computer installation, cleaning and organizing equipment and supply closets; Chatham Education Foundation – book sort and distribution; Chatham Habitat for Humanity – community build; Love Chatham – landscaping around the building; Carolina Meadows and United Way – fall campaign mailing preparation; North Chatham Elementary School PTA – school and community garden maintenance; and a dodgeball game at the Pittsboro Boys & Girls Club and Wren Family Center hosted at Horton Middle School.
Two projects are scheduled for a future date: door installation at Second Bloom to better serve clients, and the staining of a community garden fence at Chatham Trades. Carolina Meadows also hosted a pre-Day of Service project in August, packing bookbags for the Salvation Army’s school supply distribution event.
United Way also held an online fundraiser during the Day of Service, encouraging those unable to volunteer to make a donation with a goal of $1,500. If you’d like to help United Way reach its Day of Service goal, make a donation at www.UnitedWayOfChathamCounty.org/DayOfService.
“Thank you to everyone who made the Day of Service a success this year!” said Katie Childs, UWCC Executive Director. “The Day of Service allows for teamwork amongst colleagues and clubs, networking with strangers, and learning about the unique and vital nonprofits that support the residents of Chatham.”
United Way of Chatham County thanks its 2022 Day of Service sponsors – without their support this event would not have been possible: Carolina Civilworks, Inc, WellCare, Triangle Community Foundation, and Realty World Carolina Properties – Eric Andrews. The Day of Service media sponsor was Chatham News + Record. A special thank you to North Carolina Ice Cream Catering – Ben & Jerry’s for providing the students of the Pittsboro Boys & Girls Club and Wren Family Center a sweet treat to enjoy during the dodgeball games.
United Way sends many thanks to the following volunteer teams: Triangle Community Foundation; Duke Energy; Rotary Club of Pittsboro; Briar Chapel Jewish Community Book Club; NC DPS; Chatham Council on Aging; Cackalacky; Chatham County Sheriff’s Office; Fearrington Village Garden Club; UWCC Board of Directors; and Carolina Meadows.
To view photos from the Day of Service, follow United Way of Chatham County on Facebook: www.facebook.com/UnitedWayofChatham. You can also subscribe to the monthly newsletter to keep up with what United Way is doing in the community: www.UnitedWayOfChathamCounty.org/newsletter.
The United Way of Chatham County is the largest human services funder in Chatham County. UWCC funds 22 programs managed by its 15 nonprofit agencies that specialize in the education, financial stability and health of Chatham County residents. For more information on the agencies and programs funded by United Way, volunteer opportunities, or to make a donation, visit www.UnitedWayOfChathamCounty.org.