Day of Caring

History of: Day of Caring

In 1996, Day of Caring was established to offer projects to United Way partner agencies and other non-profits in Jackson County. It expands agency funding and offers repairs, construction, and client services with donations and time. Each year more than 200 volunteers come together to Live United during a fun and work-filled day.

On May 13th, 2014, JCUW's 18th Annual Day of Caring reached a record-breaking day of volunteerism with over 475 volunteers serving at 74 project sites. In 2015, Day of Caring continued to break records.

In May 2016, JCUW celebrated its 20th Annual Day of Caring with over 1,090 volunteers and over 150 project sites. There was a 75% increase for the day due to the strong support of Cummins.


Check out all the work we accomplished from our 2022 Day of Caring event with this video!

27th Annual Jackson County United Way Day of Caring

Day of Caring is Jackson County's largest day of the year of volunteering. Day of Caring brings together hundreds of volunteers from across the county to create a positive impact on nonprofits and human service providers helping our neighbors in need. This is a wonderful opportunity for anyone who lives or works in our community to gain a deeper understanding of local needs. This program demonstrates what amazing things people can accomplish while working together for the good of our community. 

SAVE THE DATE: May 9, 2023


Please contact Emily Engelking or call 812-522-5450 ext. 4 with any questions. 


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