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On Thursday, October 4, Allegan County United Way hosted its second annual Day of Caring. More than 235 volunteers headed out into local communities to assist nonprofit organizations with 23 projects. Associate Director of Live United Engagement Susan Henderson said, “Day of Caring is a great way for volunteer groups from local businesses to provide much-needed support to the nonprofit organizations in Allegan County. We are proud of how our community comes together to live United on this special day.”

After finishing up their projects, Day of Caring volunteers gathered for lunch at Rockwell Automation. During the luncheon, Allegan County United Way kicked off its 2018-19 annual community campaign. Director of Live United Engagement Amanda Telgenhof announced this year’s campaign goal of $700,000, and Susan Henderson announced a goal of recruiting 550 volunteers.

One in four residents in Allegan County are touched by a program supported by Allegan County United Way. United Way invites the community to get involved by donating or signing up for volunteer opportunities online at Donations can also be made through payroll deduction or by mail to: Allegan County United Way, 650 Grand St, Allegan MI 49010. If your company would like to start a workplace campaign, contact Amanda Telgenhof at or 269.673.6545 x10.

The United Way Board of Directors and staff would like to thank the generous corporate partners including Home Depot and Chemical Bank and volunteers who made the annual Day of Caring possible. A special thank you goes out to Rockwell Automation for sponsoring and hosting the Day of Caring volunteer luncheon.