The United Way of Northwest Connecticut held their Day of Caring on Friday, June 17th. Projects included getting the Boy Scouts Camp Workcoeman ready for summer; window-washing at Catholic Charities; cleaning classrooms and repairing the playground at Pleasant Valley Children’s Center; weeding, planting, landscaping, and painting at LARC, painting at Northwest Connecticut YMCA Winsted, and collecting wish list items for Susan B. Anthony at Stop & Shop. Eversource will be participating in a project for Canaan Child Care Center at the end of June.
Volunteers were on hand from Alcoa Howmet, Connecticut Mutual Holding Company, Girl Scouts, Litchfield Bancorp, Northwest Chamber of Commerce, Northwest Community Bank, Superior Plus Energy Services, Torrington Savings Bank, Union Savings Bank, and United Way.
The United Way of Northwest Connecticut has held a Day of Caring since 1999. The date coincides with United Way Worldwide’s Day of Action which took place on June 21st as a way for each and every United Way to engage their communities in a meaningful way that contributes to local goals to advance the common good.
“We’re grateful to companies that authorize time off for the employees,” said United Way Executive Director Owen Quinn. “Day of Caring is a way for people to give back to their community. If not for this volunteer engagement, the recipient non-profit organizations might have difficulty completing the requested project due to factors such as time, money, or labor. We love to see these projects get done by volunteers who are just as excited to be doing them.