Day of Caring United Hundreds to Make a Positive Impact on Lebanon County
LEBANON, PA – On Saturday, April 27, United Way of Lebanon County’s 23rd annual Day of Caring brought together almost 1,000 volunteers to help improve our communities. The day began with an energetic buzz at Lebanon High School, where individuals, families, corporate teams, and community groups met to pick up their “Live United” t-shirts and enjoy breakfast with their fellow volunteers before heading out to nearly 80 project sites throughout Lebanon County. Projects included trash clean-up, gardening, tree planting, recycling, delivery of donated personal care items to nonprofits and food pantries, distribution of uplifting cards to seniors made by students throughout the county, and more.
After Day of Caring, kids and families were invited to the 3rd Annual Spring Into Reading Fest at the Lebanon Community Library. Over 550 visitors were treated to a book reading by a Lebanon City Police Officer, a theatrical juggling performance by Chris Ivey, and an entertaining musical performance by Mark DeRose. Various community organizations provided resources for families and set up activities for the kids, and hot dogs were provided by Fulton Bank.
United Way also held a blood drive at the Lebanon Valley Family YMCA. 100% of the goal of the drive was reached, helping up to 60 people in need. Pizza was provided by Domino’s Pizza to those who donated.
The 2019 Day of Caring was made possible thanks to the generous support of Presenting Sponsor, WellSpan Health; Premiere Sponsor, Butler BlueScope; and the numerous other sponsors and in-kind contributors who made the day great. A special thank you to all the volunteers who came out in support of Lebanon County.
Questions about Day of Caring? Contact Flame Vo or call 717.273.8144.