United Way of
Rockland County

2020 Spring Day of Caring

For the last 27 years the UWRC has coordinated and hosted the Day of Caring Program twice a year - The Spring and Fall Days of Caring. These events are considered the largest, single-day, community service events in Rockland County. During these days, UWRC brings hundreds of volunteers together to complete service projects for local nonprofits throughout Rockland County. Our last Day of Caring on September 27, 2019 brought together more than 240 volunteers to work at 20 different nonprofit sites, resulting in $55,000 in labor and cost savings. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic UWRC will be shifting the 2020 Spring Day of Caring from an in-person event to a volunteer-at-home event, providing socially distant volunteer opportunities for our 2020 Spring Day of Caring program, so volunteers can continue the traditions of volunteerism and community partnership. These at-home volunteer opportunities can be implemented starting June 1st and culminate on June 12th, and can be accomplished when and where it is convenient for the volunteer.

Socially Distant, At-Home Volunteer Opportunities:
  • Create Cards, Letters, Poems, Drawings and/or Crafts:
    Volunteers can create cards, letters, poems, drawings and/or crafts offering encouragement and well wishes for Meals on Wheels senior citizens to be distributed during meal deliveries. This is an ideal way for volunteers to engage families, especially their children or grandchildren, in a meaningful at-home volunteer experience focusing on helping others, that is easy to accomplish, creative and community-minded, and one that can brighten the day of a senior who is isolated and lonely.
  • Socially Distant Donation Drives:
    Volunteers can coordinate a socially distant donation drive by donating items themselves, and by spreading awareness and encouraging family members, friends, neighbors and co-workers to do the same. Even though we are in the middle of a public health crisis volunteers can purchase essential items when they go to the store, or shop online, to donate. UWRC is focusing on donation drives of diapers and cleaning supplies because there is currently a tremendous need.

For more details regarding the volunteer projects click on the button below. Anyone interested in participating, or anyone who requires additional information, including arrangements to drop-off or pick-up donations, please contact Dorothy Atzl, UWRC Development Coordinator, at datzl@uwrc.org.

2020 Spring Day of Caring Volunteer Projects

2020 Spring Day of Caring Information Videos

Please join us for the 2020 Spring Day of Caring Volunteer-At-Home Event, continuing the Day of Caring traditions of volunteerism, community partnership, and helping our neighbors in need.


See what our 2019 Day of Caring participants have to say...

"On behalf of all of us at CANDLE, I want to congratulate the United Way of Rockland on their 2019 Fall Day of Caring. This year, for the first time, CANDLE was fortunate to participate in this signature event by being one of the recipient agencies. This one-of-akind service event in Rockland illustrates the results of a collaboration and partnership towards a common goal and what a difference it can make in the community. In these difficult economic times, this day of volunteerism is more important than ever to those of us in the non-profit world."
Joanne Goodman, Executive Director, CANDLE

"The Leadership Rockland volunteer team had a great experience participating in the 2019 Fall Day of Caring. Not only did we learn about Rockland Home for Heroes, their mission and the people they serve, but we were able to complete much needed painting and planting projects. It was a meaningful experience and we definitely plan on participating in the 2020 Spring Day of Caring."
Dan Caprara, Secretary, Board of Directors, Leadership Rockland

"There are times in your life, no matter what stage you're in, where you may need help. Pfizer Pearl River colleagues are grateful the United Way is able to help so many people, and we're glad to support their efforts."
Pam Soni, Manager of Business Operations for Pfizer Pearl River

"We are very fortunate to be the recipients of this United Way program and the great spirit of volunteerism exhibited by the participants."
Bari Lewart, VCS, Inc. Executive Administrator