United Way Day of Caring Goes Virtual in 2020
United Way of Southwest Alabama (UWSWA) is launching its first Virtual Day of Caring. Originally scheduled for April 23, we elected to change our traditional Day of Caring into a virtual volunteer day so that partner agencies and area companies could still participate. Sixteen companies have taken on projects that UWSWA partner agencies requested.
The volunteer teams will work on range of projects including collecting items for hygiene kits, cleaning supplies, children activity packs, and care packages; reading books to children via video, tutoring, and writing letters of encouragement. Some of the Day of Caring projects will last through the following week at which time the company teams will deliver the items that they have collected to donate.
Participating organizations include: Airbus, Alabama Bulk Terminal Company, Alabama Power Service Organization – Mobile, AM/NS Calvert, Goodwyn Mills & Cawood, Huntsman, International Paper – Pine Hill Mill, Kimberly Clark, Mobile Airport Authority, Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce, Olin Clor Alkali Products, Thames Batre, Trustmark, UWSWA Emerging Leaders, UWSWA Women United, and Williams.
Participating UWSWA partner agencies include: AltaPointe Health, The Arc of Southwest Alabama, Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Alabama, Boys and Girls Clubs of South Alabama, Child Day Care Association, Dumas Wesley Community Center, Family Promise of Coastal Alabama, Goodwill Easterseals of the Gulf Coast, Home of Grace, Penelope House, McKemie Place, Mulherin Home, United Cerebral Palsy, and Wilmer Hall.