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Day of Caring

The Largest Single Day of Volunteerism in Northwest Florida


Are you interested in volunteering or hosting a project at your business or organization? Fill out our Interest Form today!

After a long year, our community's single largest day of volunteerism returns! Whether you're ready to get your hands dirty and volunteer on your own, or join the fun as part of a team, you're invited to take part in this long-standing tradition and help make our community a better place. Schools and nonprofit organizations in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties interested in hosting a Day of Caring project are also encouraged to fill out the Day of Caring Interest Form by June 30, 2021.

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27 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 has coordinated 28,026 volunteers to complete 2,572 projects across Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. Each year, we're heartened to see hundreds - sometimes thousands! - of people work together to complete all kinds of projects that provide additional capacity to the organizations and institutions that keep our community strong.


In 2019 alone, over 1,000 community-minded people signed up to continue this beloved tradition, and helped complete more than 150 projects at 73 agencies and schools in our community! Together, Day of Caring volunteers donated nearly 5,000 hours of service valued at $126,336. Additional donations of materials and supplies added thousands more to the collective impact.


Due to COVID-19, our 28th Day of Caring had to be originally postponed. However, during such a challenging year, local schools and nonprofit organizations needed our help more than ever. So, we organized the 27.5 Virtual Day of Caring earlier in 2021. 14 teams of local businesses, organizations, and individuals came together to raise money and donate much-needed wishlist items to participating schools and agencies across the community - showing what it truly means to LIVE UNITED.


Check out some of the highlights below!




Have questions about Day of Caring? Email Development Specialist, Molly Harrington.