United Way of Chatham County announced the first United Way Day of Service that will take place on Thursday, September 3, 2020. The Day of Service is a free community service event that pairs volunteers with projects for local non-profits to make an impact where it’s needed most in Chatham County. There are multiple volunteer project sites around the county, and even remote and contactless donation drives for everyone to get involved.
The United Way Day of Service will allow community members to make a tangible impact in Chatham County by sharing their time, talent and resources. There are several diverse volunteer opportunities including: event photography, indoor and outdoor revitalization projects at non-profit agencies, assembly of athletic equipment for children, home construction, a food drive, a school supply drive, and a drive for comfort items to benefit Chatham County’s home-bound seniors. You can even submit cards of appreciation to Chatham County School Teachers and Chatham’s Healthcare workers without leaving your home.
Due to COVID-19, United Way has reimagined the annual kick-off event to their fall fundraising campaign. “The Coronavirus has affected Chatham County in many ways. Knowing there are so many opportunities to make a direct impact on those who have been most affected by this virus was the reason we shifted the focus of our annual campaign kick-off event,” said United Way Interim Executive Director Katie Childs. “Connecting United Way supporters with hands on volunteer projects and supply drives to support people all over our community is our way of showing that social distance does not equal social disengagement,” Childs said.
To view a list of community service projects and donation drives, please visit WWW.UnitedWayofChathamCounty.org/Day-of-Service and sign up before Tuesday, September 1. This event is generously sponsored by Realty World Carolina Properties and The Chatham News + Record.