* For information about Oceana Day of Caring please contact Barbara at (231) 332-4005 or email@example.com
* For information about Newaygo Day of Caring please contact Jim at (231) 924-2101 or firstname.lastname@example.org
* For information about Muskegon Day of Caring please see below or contact Dominique at (231) 332-4006 or email@example.com
We've turned Day of Caring into a month of service!
What is Day of Caring?
How are we adapting due to COVID-19?
- The "Day of Caring" will actually be a "Month of Caring" offering several days to do the activities to minimize large groupings
- Only micro teams of up to 10 volunteers only
- All projects will be outdoors in large areas*
- Shifts will be staggered - if teams will be working on similar or the same projects, these teams will work in shifts with breaks in between to ensure no contact
- Shifts will be in 2 hour increments instead of 6-8 hours
- Before volunteers can start, each volunteer will be asked health screening questions the day of the event
- Masks will be required and provided on site. Along with hand sanitizer and wipes
- No large gatherings before or after service - a kickoff video will be sent virtually
- Meals will not be provided, instead prepackaged snacks will be available
- There will be designated break areas with chairs 6 feet a part, and lines clearly marked for social distancing up to the water coolers (bottled water)
- Travel routes will be clearly defined
Thank you to our sponsors for this event:
United In Our Hearts - Veteran Cemetery Clean Up
The "kick-off" for our Day of Caring will be on September 11th. For the past 4 years, Day of Caring has honored and served our greatest heroes in our community, our veterans. This year we would like to continue to pay tribute to them and focus on our fallen veterans and first responders. We plan to do this by hosting cemetery cleanups with our municipalities. Teams will be given a map that highlights the plots of fallen veterans and proper tools to clean off headstones and its surrounding area. .
- Muskegon Heights (FULL)
- Dalton Township
- Egelston Township (10:00 AM Only)
- Fruitland Township
- Sullivan Township
- Laketon Township
- Whitelake (3rd week of September)
- City of Muskegon Sites (3rd week of September)
Muskegon Lake Watershed Partnership Clean Up - September 26, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Every Woman’s Place on September 18th, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM!
Join United Way of the Lakeshore in helping Every Woman's Place with landscaping and other building needs! Volunteers will help with weeding, mulching, sweeping the parking lot, raking, and cleaning out window grates!
Step Up on September 18th, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM!
Join United Way of the Lakeshore in helping Step Up with replacing a few boards and staining their ramp at their Men's Home!
Step Up was formally organized in May of 2015 after the founding board members learned of the significant number of youth in our community aging out of the foster care system. These youth, like other foster youth throughout Michigan, age out of their foster homes at age 18. Less than 50% of former foster youth maintain strong, supportive relationships with their foster families. When they age out, they are expected to live on their own.
- Wear Your Company Team Shirts - whether you are a business, a club, a union, or a church, chances are you already have a "Team Shirt". Represent your organization and look great while doing it.
- Order a LIVE UNITED CoBranded T-Shirt
- Contact United Way at 231-332-4006 or email our engagement office at firstname.lastname@example.org today! Have the traditional LIVE UNITED shirt in either blue, light blue, red, yellow, orange, gray, black or white, with your organization's name on the back.