CONGRATULATIONS, CENTRAL CREDIT UNION OF FLORIDA!
Our 27.5 Virtual Day of Caring "Most Spirited" Volunteer Group!
Due to COVID-19, our 28th Annual Day of Caring has been postponed to a later date in 2021. However, as nonprofits and schools need support more than ever before, United Way of West Florida organized our 27.5 Virtual Day of Caring! 14 teams of local businesses, organizations, and individuals came together to raise funds and donate wishlist items to local schools and agencies. Special recogntion is due to Central Credit Union of Florida, who was paired with Independence for the Blind, as they truly embodied the spirit of volunteerism!
Check out some of the highlights below!
2020 PLANNING COMMITTEE
- Mary Ann Andrews: Community Health Northwest Florida
- Dr. Patricia Barrington: University of West Florida
- Corey Booth: Gulf Power Company
- Larry Cherry: NASP Ground Electronics
- Kristy Craig: ECARE
- Carlisle Griffin: Santa Rosa County School District
- Gretchen Hullenbaugh: United Way of West Florida
- Stephen Jones: University of West Florida
- Naomi Kjer: United Way of West Florida
- Wanda Kotick: Escambia County School District
- Melissa Lewis: United Way of West Florida
- Chris McFarland: Escambia County School District
- Kerri Smayda: Manna Food Pantries
- Mary White: United Way of West Florida
ABOUT DAY OF CARING
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 (UWWF) has coordinated nearly 28,026 volunteers to complete 2,572 projects across Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. In 2019 alone, over 1,000 community individuals and leaders signed-up to continue this beloved tradition. Local volunteers helped complete 156 projects at 73 agencies and schools in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. Together, Day of Caring volunteers donated nearly 5,000 hours of service that provided an estimated $126,336 in free labor. Additional donations of materials and supplies added thousands more to the collective impact.
Have questions about Day of Caring? Email Jackie Gardiner, Volunteer Engagement Manager, or call (850) 912-8176.