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 2023 Day of Caring event with this video!


28th Annual Jackson County United Way Day of Caring


SAVE THE DATE: Thursday, May 9, 2024


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


Contact Information
Project Information

Please fill out the information below to the best of your ability. After receiving your request form, we will contact you to let you know if your project is NOT ABLE to be completed during the Day of Caring. If it is accepted, a surveyor will reach out to you about stopping by to survey the project and confirm the materials you will be providing. Please note that the Jackson County United Way is not able to assist with funds for lumber, paint, or other building materials.

Note: NO ramps, roofing, plumbing, electrical, or foundation projects will be considered.

Project Release of Liability Waiver

I am the owner and occupant of the above listed property. I give permission to volunteers from Jackson County United Way Day of Caring to work on my property for the purpose of the projects described below. I understand that these are not professionals working for profit, and that no warranty is made as to the quality of work done.

In consideration of the volunteer services to be rendered to me or my property by the volunteers, I the undersigned, release and agree to hold harmless Jackson County United Way, its staff, volunteers, representatives and any related agency from liability, injury, damages, accident delay or irregularity related to the aforementioned volunteer services.

This release covers all rights and causes of action of every kind, nature and description, which the undersigned ever had, now has, or but for this release, may have. This release binds the undersigned and his/her heirs, representatives and assignees.

Consent to Use and Publication of Image
In consideration of participation in Jackson County United Way Day of Caring, I hereby give Jackson County United Way the absolute, unconditional, and irrevocable right and permission to use my name and to use, reproduce, edit, exhibit, project, display, copyright, and publish, photographic images and/or moving pictures and/or videotaped images of me with or without voice, in which I am included, in whole or in part, photographed, taped, videotaped, and/or recorded prior to, during, and/or after the Jackson County United Way Day of Caring project and, to circulate same in any and all forms and media for art, advertising, trade purposes, and competition, of every description and any other lawful purpose whatsoever, and I hereby consent to the use of all printed matter in conjunction therewith and waive all rights to inspect and/or to approve drafts, finished products, and/or editorial, promotional, and printed copy, and/or sound tracks, and hereby discharge and agree to hold Jackson County United Way, its staff, volunteers, and representatives harmless and fully indemnify Jackson County United Way Day of Caring from and against any and all claims arising by virtue of any blurring, distortion, alteration, optical illusion, or use in composite from, whether intentional or otherwise, that may occur or be produced in the production, processing, duplication, projecting, or displaying of said images of me and from any and all Claims for violation of any personal and all proprietary rights of that I may have or may claim to have in connection with such images and with the production, alteration, use, distribution, and disposition thereof. This consent will remain in effect until the owner revokes via a written notice.

Contact Information
Program Sponsorship

Please choose the program and level your company will be sponsoring.

Payment Type
What kind of donation are you giving?
Please send all payments to:
PO Box 94
Seymour, IN 47274