Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Students throughout the area are invited to spend part of their spring break, March 21–25, helping local nonprofit organizations—projects include sorting clothing and other donated items, painting, distributing food boxes, preparing a garden area, participating in activities with children with disabilities, and much more.
It’s all part of the 18th annual United Way Youth Days of Caring. Students can participate in volunteer projects throughout the week, from Monday through Friday.
Students may choose from among a total of 37 projects at 28 nonprofit organizations. All participants will receive a United Way Youth Days of Caring T-shirt.
“Our nation’s strength is built on the foundation of the volunteer spirit.” said Patrick J. Hanrahan, United Way of the Plains president. “It’s important to pass that concept on to succeeding generations and Youth Days of Caring offers no better opportunity. Each year our community’s young people experience the joy of helping someone in need.”
Projects are available for middle school and high school students (minimum age 12, depending on the project) and can be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.
The list of projects is available at: www.unitedwayplains.org/youthdaysofcaring. Contact the United Way Volunteer Center at 267-0202 to register or to get a printed copy of the Youth Days of Caring Guide. Sign-up ends March 14.