Day of Caring

What is Day of Caring

Day of Caring is one of the largest organized volunteer events in Cedar Rapids. Local businesses encourage their employees to volunteer at nonprofit agencies and schools throughout the community. Volunteer teams of all sizes tackle meaningful projects to address community and agency needs.

Nonprofit organizations typically attend an information session in February in preparation for volunteers participating in Day of Caring each May.

Learn more about participating and submitting projects for Day of Caring:

Sue Driscoll
Manager, Volunteer Engagement
sue.driscoll@uweci.org
319 398-5372 ext. 822

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Day of Caring this year?

2017 Day of Caring Stories

Send us your favorite memories or stories from your time volunteering during Day of Caring 2017.
Day of Caring Stats 2017-Vertical

2016 Day of Caring

Day of Caring Impact 2017

  • Repainted 60 benches, cleaned three alleys, removed graffiti along the train tracks and on three different streets, and cleaned trash from 15 square blocks of Downtown Cedar Rapids.
  • Prepared 300 literacy kits that the organization will distribute to low-income kids.
  • Prepared 120 hygiene kits for women and families in local shelters.
  • Distributed 1,732 pounds of food through mobile food pantries in three different neighborhoods.
  • Delivered a skit to more than 2,700 kids, creating awareness of summer reading program through the Cedar Rapids Public Library.
  • Cleaned up several nature trails by alleviating unsightly trash and invasive plants that kill wildflowers and prairie grass.
  • Completed yard work to help low-income, older adults or individuals with disabilities remain in their homes and live independently.
  • Prepared 712 craft kits for summer reading program.
  • Planted and prepared gardens to feed low-income families.
  • Built three accessibility ramps for seniors
  • Collected 3,500 books that will be distributed to families

To learn more about Day of Caring 2017, check out our blog post!