United Way of
Rockland County

2020 Fall Day of Caring

Congratulations to Sheina Leger, an East Ramapo Central School District Senior and Rockland BOCES Digital Marketing student, whose artwork was chosen for the 2020 Fall Day of Caring t-shirt design. Sheina is a member of the SkillsUSA Vocational Club at Rockland BOCES CTEC and has shown tremendous promise in the field of digital design. Her artwork was chosen from among 30 other design submissions for its originality, intricate detail, and for capturing the spirit of the UWRC Fall Day of Caring. Dana Treacy, UWRC President & CEO commented, "UWRC has had a wonderful partnership with the Digital Marketing Program at Rockland BOCES for several years, which provides students, like Sheina, the opportunity to interact with UWRC as their client and draft a design based on our needs, providing students with an invaluable work experience."

Pfizer Inc., the 2020 Fall Day of Caring Student Leadership Award Sponsor, is particularly pleased to recognize and acknowledge Sheina for her creativity, thoroughness of design, and attention to detail. Excellence and joy are among the Pfizer values and to see these characteristics in a budding designer is truly wonderful. "Pfizer Pearl River colleagues are grateful the United Way is able to help so many people, said Pam Soni, Pearl River Site Affairs & Colleague Engagement Lead. We're glad to support their efforts."

The United Way of Rockland County is deeply appreciative for the generous 2020 Fall Day of Caring sponsorships we received from our business and community partners. The businesses, colleges and organizations reflected below are true examples of what it means to LIVE UNITED!

The 2020 Fall Day of Caring was an amazing community effort showcasing how partnership and collaboration can positively impact the Rockland County community! Thank you to our amazing volunteers whose efforts resulted in:

  • 125 volunteers representing 16 different organizations participated
  • 750 volunteer hours logged, valued at $22,500
  • 2,000 kits assembled - hygiene kits, literacy kits, senior activity kits - to be distributed by 15 different organizations
  • 2,000 hospitality kits assembled for the Rockland County Warming Center
  • 75 fleece blankets created for children in need
  • 3 On-site community projects completed, valued at $5,200

Your efforts truly made a difference in the lives of so many!

UWRC Day of Caring Video


See what our 2020 Fall Day of Caring participants have to say:

"BRIDGES is truly thankful to its partner, United Way of Rockland, for their donation of activity kits. The puzzle books will provide enjoyment for the people we serve including those who are spending more time indoors during the pandemic. The masks will help keep the people we serve and the community around them safe as we work to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Thank you again to the team at United Way of Rockland as well as the community volunteers who helped put these together."
Carlos Martinez, LMSW, CEO/Executive Director, Bridges, Inc.

"I did 20 hygiene kits and 20 literacy kits with my daughter. I asked her if she knew why we were putting these together and she said, "We are doing these for people who don't have stuff." She really took the time to make them nice and even wanted to decorate the bags and box with stickers. It was such a nice bonding moment for me and my daughter."
Chase Auli, M&T Bank Volunteer

"The Arts Council of Rockland participated in the UWRC 2020 Fall Day of Caring recruiting volunteers to design and paint a mural for the Haverstraw Head Start playground. We are grateful that the United Way of Rockland County recognizes the power that the arts have to bring people together. While these volunteer art projects can beautify a community, more importantly, they provide the experience of art in a way that is accessible to all. During a time when we have very few opportunities to gather, volunteer art projects allow us to have a shared experience that many of us are craving right now. ACOR is looking forward to the next volunteer opportunity to partner with UWRC!"
Cheryl Baun, Executive Director, Arts Council of Rockland

"A big THANK YOU to United Way of Rockland County on their 2020 Fall Day of Caring. Head Start of Rockland, which has sites in Haverstraw, Nyack and Spring Valley, was the lucky recipient of their generous donation of 450 Literacy Kits. The children received a book, 24 pack of crayons, coloring sheets, construction paper, and stickers to take home. Thank you for making literacy both an educational and joyful experience for our students and their families!"
Tanya Soto, Site Coordinator, Haverstraw Head Start