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United Way Day of Caring volunteer registration now open

Northwest Indiana – United Way Regional Volunteer Center is seeking projects and volunteers for its upcoming United Way Day of Caring on Friday, August 12.

As one of the largest single-day volunteer events in Northwest Indiana, Day of Caring brings together nonprofits, local businesses, municipalities, churches, civic groups and individuals to make a significant impact in their community.

 “This annual event celebrates volunteerism,” said Kim Olesker, president & CEO of United Way of Porter County. “It’s an incredible teambuilding experience that proves citizens are highly engaged and enjoy making their community a better place to live for them and their neighbors.”

Day of Caring, now in its 14th year, offers more than 70 projects for volunteers to choose from including painting, landscaping, building, cleaning, hosting picnics, packing meals and taking kids fishing. The volunteer opportunity is free and no experience is necessary. Trained and skilled professionals are encouraged to participate.

The event is sponsored by The Times Media Company, 107.1 the Z, Indiana 105, Strack & Van Til, NIPSCO, Family Express, Blue Chip Casino’s King of the Road Food truck, Blythe’s, the McAfee Family and many more.

The event kicks off with a free breakfast at 8 a.m. in Valparaiso and Merrillville. Nonprofits interested in participating as a project worksite must be a 501c (3) or equivalent thereof. Nonprofits, individuals and companies interested in participating should register at NWIvolunteer.org. Companies interested in sponsoring the event should contact Mackenna Schon at Mackenna@unitedwaypc.org.

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