What Is The Day of Caring?
Day of Caring is a day that brings our community together to complete jobs for local individuals and organizations that would otherwise be left undone due to health or monetary restrictions.
It is a unique volunteer experience that gives employees a chance to work together in new ways or meet and work with volunteers from other companies. Employees feel more connected to our community and it is also a great team building opportunity. Volunteers are able to use their individual talents to help so many in our community.
Since 1993, United Way of Sarnia-Lambton has seen it all! Jobs ranging from painting, cleaning, gardening and yard work to building wheelchair ramps, decks, storage sheds or minor plumbing installations. Each year, applications are reviewed, jobs are assessed and individuals having work done have completed a means test.
By connecting volunteers, area businesses, employees and retirees, this signature, one day community wide event is the day to give time and energy. Volunteers see those in need in our community and not only get a hands-on gratifying experience of helping others but also see exactly how donated dollars are used for human services right here in Sarnia-Lambton. Long term relationships between volunteers and clients or nonprofit agencies are often formed as a result of this event. Many of the seniors and those with disabilities that we help also enjoy the social aspect of the day, a lot of them live alone and do not have family nearby to visit or help on a regular basis.