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Day of Caring

Day of Caring was Thursday, October 5 - THANK YOU to all who participated!

On Thursday, October 5, Allegan County United Way hosted its first annual Day of Caring throughout the county. More than 150 volunteers headed out into local communities to assist nonprofit organizations with 20-plus projects. Director of Volunteer Engagement Susan Henderson said, “Today provided such an impactful gift to our nonprofit partners and a rewarding experience for the volunteers. We are grateful for the support of the local businesses and organizations that have made our first annual Day of Caring a success.”

Day of Caring volunteers gathered for lunch at Rockwell Automation, where Allegan County United Way kicked off its 2017-18 annual community campaign. During the luncheon, Allegan County United Way Director of Community Impact Debbie Jennings announced this year’s campaign goal of $800,000, and Susan Henderson announced a goal of recruiting 500 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 Debbie Jennings, Director of Community Impact, or 269.673.6545 x10.

The United Way Board of Directors and staff would like to thank the generous corporate partners 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.

To learn more, contact Susan Henderson at or call 269.673.6545 ext 13.