HandsOn Connect has Arrived

Posted on July 25, 2011. Filed under: Volunteering is Hot! | Tags: |

With summer in full swing, many employee volunteer programs and service-minded colleagues begin to prepare for the annual United Way Days of Caring. Traditionally, Days of Caring was a weeklong event each fall that mobilized hundreds of volunteers from local workplaces. Employee teams would dedicate a day, or half-day, of service to complete a project for United Way partner organizations. Projects varied from painting, light construction and yardwork, to whatever needed doing by a team of helping hands.

Days of Caring teams are organized within companies who host an annual workplace campaign for the United Way; thus offering an opportunity for employees to visit and see firsthand the organizations that benefit from their contributions. In turn, the organizations benefit immensely from the completion of work that would otherwise prove costly to their already-strained budgets.

HandsOn Mid-Willamette, a volunteer action center and initiative of the United Way, works directly with companies and applies their expertise to ensure that each company has an unforgettable experience.

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