Day of Caring


Jessica Lewis

When the Evening Sun staff left the YMCA last year to participate in the United Way’s first Day of Caring. I had no idea what to expect. I knew we were going to a children’s home in Greene, and I knew that we would be planting flowers, but beyond that, I had no idea what the day would hold.

After a few hours of digging, planting bulbs and visiting with a lot of the kids at the center, I think we all left feeling good about the work we did, not to mention the fact that we gained a new found knowledge of what the United Way really does.

This year’s Day of Caring is coming up on Sept. 27. I’m not sure what our crew will be doing this year or where we will be going, but I’m looking forward to the opportunity to help a good cause and learn a little more about the non-profit organizations in the area.

This year, non-profit groups are anticipating a lot of need in the community and they will probably have a harder time finding the funding they need as more and more people began to feel the economic pinch. But volunteering for the Day of Caring is an easy and inexpensive way to show your support for local non-profit organizations.