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.

Participating in Day of Caring is a great way for local businesses to learn more about your organization and to get your long list of volunteer projects completed.

Day of Caring takes place each May. We invite nonprofit organizations to attend an information session that typically takes place in February.

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

UWECI Day of Caring 2016

Day of Caring 2016 Highlights

Day of Caring Impact 2016

  • Helped 1,700 kids improve literacy skills.
  • Planted 500 trees to provide shade to kids at local camps.
  • Completed home repairs and revitalization of 13 homes.
  • Built three accessibility ramps for seniors.
  • Prepared and delivered 150 lbs of food to clients.
  • Planted 14,000 onions for use in meals delivered to homebound seniors.
  • Prepped and planted gardens to provide fresh produce for low-income families.
  • Designed and decorated Lego room for young clients and their families.
  • Taught resume writing and interview skills to clients living in a local shelter.
  • Provided building repair and beautification for 18 nonprofits to improve the facilities where clients are served
  • Collected and distributed over 9,000 diapers and 125 packages of baby wipes