Day of Caring - Oct 4, 2019


26 years ago, United Way of West Florida introduced Day of Caring, a community-wide initiative, as a way to connect volunteers and resources with local agencies and schools in need of support.

Since 1993, United Way of West Florida (UWWF) has coordinated nearly 27,000 volunteers to successfully complete 2,416 projects across Escambia County. In 2018 alone, over 900 community individuals and leaders signed-up to continue this beloved tradition. Local volunteers helped complete 122 projects at 55 agencies and schools in Escambia County. Together, Day of Caring volunteers donated 4,877 hours of service that provided an estimated $116,907 in free labor. Additional donations of materials and supplies added thousands more to the collective impact.

This single-day volunteerism event is a great opportunity to learn about the needs of our community. We match groups with local nonprofit agencies and schools to complete various service projects, ranging from indoors to outdoors, half or full day, working directly with clients, hosting a collection drive, and so much more. 

Have questions about Day of Caring? Email Kristy Craig, Education Outreach and Volunteer Manager, at or call (850) 912-8176. 


All schools and non-profit agencies requesting a project to be completed at their site must complete the Project Request Form below. Form is due by August 23. 


All businesses, organizations, and civic groups wanting to volunteer their time to complete a service project must complete the Volunteer Group Resgistration Form below. Form is due by August 23.




Mary Ann Andrews: Community Health Northwest Florida 
Dr. Karen Barber: Santa Rosa County School District
Corey Booth:
Gulf Power Company
Larry Cherry: NASP Ground Electronics
Wanda Kotick: Escambia County School District
Chris McFarland: Escambia County School District
Kerri Smayda: Manna Food Pantries