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United Way Day of Caring: Give Back

Give back at area social service agencies in need.

From painting to gardening, from refinishing furniture to cleaning windows, the volunteers will help with projects that the agencies might not otherwise be able to do.

On Thursday October 11, more than 2,300 volunteers will join forces to tackle nearly 200 projects helping local social service agencies in need.

This year, United Way Suncoast celebrates the 20th Anniversary of the Day of Caring. Many local companies have supported their community over the years by sending teams of employees to volunteer for the day. More than 100 companies signed up this year to help with projects in Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Sarasota counties.

“Day of Caring is a powerful and tangible way to see and support the year-round efforts of our agency partners” says Diana Baker, President and CEO of United Way Suncoast. “We are proud to be able to pull together so many in our community that are willing to help those in need.”

Hillsborough County volunteer opportunities: 

Sulphur Springs Resource Center (8412 N. 12th Street, Tampa)

United Way Bridges and Women’s Leadership Council volunteers will assist those in need of employment by reviewing resumes, conducting mock interviews and assisting in the selection of appropriate business attire from the donated clothing area. 

Metropolitan Area YMCA, Layla’s House (1506 E. Eskimo Street, Tampa)

Tampa Bay Lightning and U.S. Coast Guard volunteers will spruce up Layla’s House by gardening, cleaning and picking up the playground.

For more information or to volunteer call the United Way Suncoast at 813-274-0900.

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