United Way looking for volunteer teams for Days of Caring

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Volunteer registration is now open for United Way’s Days of Caring, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 23 and 24 at sites around Snohomish County.

Teams and individuals can go online now at www.uwsc.org and click on Days of Caring or Volunteer to find projects, which are being added to daily. Hands-on projects include painting, building, cleaning, environmental projects and reading to kids.

Agencies can register their 2011 Days of Caring projects through Aug. 31. Volunteers may register through September 12.

Last year, there were 950 Days of Caring volunteers at 50 projects giving over 5,225 hours valued at $108,000. They also showed community spirit and built teamwork while lending a much-needed hand to nonprofit agencies.

To get involved, contact The Volunteer Center at United Way of Snohomish County at volunteer@uwsc.org or 425.374.5549.

United Way is a community impact organization that has served Snohomish County for 70 years. In the last five years, United Way has raised more than $50 million for charitable organizations with a special focus on local health and human services. United Way of Snohomish County is focused the building blocks to a better life, funding grants strategic initiatives in the areas of Education, Financial Stability and Healthy Communities. To find out more about United Way of Snohomish County, including how you can LIVE UNITED by giving, advocating and volunteering, please visit our website at uwsc.org.

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