Day of Caring

DOC Volunteers At he Arc Gateway from the City of Pensacola and Gulf Winds

30th Day of Caring is presented by Office Pride of Pensacola

Day of Caring is a community-wide initiative that connects volunteers and resources with local agencies and schools in need of support.

Since 1993, United Way of West Florida has coordinated 28,754 volunteers to complete 2,640 projects across Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. Each year, we're heartened to see hundreds - sometimes thousands! - of people working together to complete all kinds of projects that provide additional capacity to the organizations and institutions that keep our community strong.

Thank you to all the amazing volunteers who joined us for the 30th Day of Caring on October 20, 2023!  #DOC30

This year 728 volunteers showed up and completed over 68 projects with a total of 3,108 hours of work ranging from yard work, food service at shelters, reading to children, painting walls, and even building homes. The value of their donated time is estimated to have a $98,834.40 impact on our community!


Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor:


Office Pride of Pensacola



Thank you to our Day of Caring Sponsors:

South State Bank     Gulf WindsNavy Federal LogoCox

30th Day of Caring Photos

Thank you to all the amazing volunteers, businesses, organizations, and nonprofits who joined us to make this year's Day of Caring amazing!

Visit the link below to check out the gallery of photos from the volunteer projects.


Share your photos with us!

Thank you so much for participating in Day of Caring!

Use the form below to submit your images, we would love to share your stories and highlight the amazing work you are doing!

  • If you post photos on social media please use the hashtag #DOC30 and tag us @UWWFL on all platforms!
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Maryann Andrews  Community Health Northwest Florida

Corey Booth  Florida Power and Light

Larry Cherry  NAS Pensacola 

Kami Faulkner  Navy Federal Credit Union

Nicole Holland  Envision Health

Wanda Kotick  Escambia County School District

Chris McFarland  Escambia County School District

Julia Helton  UWWF Community Impact Coordinator

Gretchen Hullenbaugh   UWWF Marketing Manager

Stephen Prestesater  UWWF Director of Marketing

Mary White  UWWF Development Manager

Mary Zaledonis  UWWF Director of Community Impact

Photo of volunteers

   August 18

Project Leader training

   September 6

Sponsors pick projects

   September 11

Project selection begins for all other volunteer teams

   September 18

T-shirt orders due

   October 11

Meet & Greet

   October 20


Photo of agencies

   August 17

Project Leader training

   August 31

Create projects in Get Connected

   October 11

Meet & Greet

   October 20


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