The annual Day of Caring event was held Thursday, October 15th, 2009. Employees from area companies participated in this worthwhile cause. Donating their time and skills, volunteers completed the one-day service project at United Way funded agencies across Manatee County.
Companies committed to making a difference on this day were: Publix, Manatee Technical Institute, Trilectron, Bealls, The Bradenton Herald, Manatee County Government employees, Blake Hospital, SunTrust Bank, and the United Way of Manatee County.
Some of the local agencies that benefited from the volunteer services were: the Salvation Army, Anna Maria Island Community Center, Girl Scouts of Gulfcoast Florida, and MARC.
The Day of Caring began with an 8:00am kickoff breakfast for volunteers at the United Way of Manatee County office, located at 1701 14th Street West. Companies received their assignments, along with some food for fuel to begin the day.
This event has become an excellent way for contributors to see firsthand how their donations impact the community, showcasing the great investment they are making in Manatee County. Along with creating awareness of continuing community needs, Day of Caring also serves to promote great team-building skills among volunteering employees. The event is part of a series of special events to kick off the 2009/20010 United Way fundraising campaign.
To learn more about this event or other upcoming events, please call the United Way at 748-1313.