Our Biggest Day of the Year

On Friday, September 20, hundreds of volunteers will join together to improve the North Central Massachusetts community at the 24th annual United Way Day of Caring.


Throughout the day, volunteer teams will lend a hand at area non-profit agencies, from clearing trails at local parks to repainting faded school stairways and helping stuff envelopes for fundraising campaigns.


The Day of Caring is the largest UWNCM volunteer event of the year and is an integral part of local community volunteerism. Last year, more than 580 volunteers completed 44 projects at 36 non-profit agencies, and an additional 2,000 students undertook projects at their schools.


The popular event enables non-profits to undertake tasks they may not otherwise have the resources to complete and attracts volunteers from throughout the region, many who return year after year.


Mike Fleek, assistant store manager at Hannaford in Clinton, has served on the Day of Caring Steering committee and coordinated a volunteer team from Hannaford for more than 12 years. Fleek says he sees the event as “a way to give back to the communities we serve and meet new people that share a common goal.”


As always, the day will kick off with a welcome breakfast at the Four Points Sheraton in Leominster and end with a barbeque held at the Polish American Citizens Club in Gardner.


Get Involved


Contact randi@uwncm.org to submit a volunteer project. Projects can entail a variety of tasks including basic cleanup and renovation site work as well as clerical or technical work. Volunteer Project Registration closes on August 23rd.


Business and individual volunteers

Register to coordinate a team of volunteers at your company, or join a team as an individual at volunteer.uwncm.org. Volunteer Registration closes on September 13.


Businesses sponsors

Sponsoring the Day of Caring is a great way to showcase your company’s commitment to strengthening the community and improving the lives of people in our area. Sponsors are widely acknowledged through social media and event press and are listed on the back of volunteer t-shirts.

To learn more about becoming a Day of Caring sponsor, contact Jody Athanasiou, Director of Resource Development, at 978-345-1577, ext.306.