1,100 Volunteers Join Together to Make Caring Count During Spring “Day of Caring” Event

1,100 volunteers representing different businesses, nonprofits, unions, service groups and friends gathered for a day of community impact at parks, libraries, schools and other locations across Scott and Rock Island counties.

United Way Quad Cities’ Day of Caring volunteering event returned with 65 meaningful, hands-on projects to give opportunity and help neighbors in need for months to come.

Volunteer projects included painting, cleaning, landscaping, building or repairing, at schools, parks, nonprofits and other sites across the area. Projects were designed to make a lasting impact for the families, students and individuals served by each participating location.

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“Here in the Quad Cities, people are our greatest strength,” said Rene Gellerman, United Way Quad Cities’ President and CEO. “Giving your time is a meaningful way to be part of the change, and here at United Way, we are amazed by the tenacity of our neighbors to put in the hours and hard work to lift up those who need help most.”

“Today, we have 1,100 reasons to smile. We are incredibly grateful for the real people who made a real impact on our community today. And, we’re thrilled with our business community who put leadership on display through employee volunteer projects, and made today’s Day of Caring one to remember.”

Since United Way Quad Cities’ first Day of Caring in 2005, over 29,000 United Way Day of Caring volunteers have given back more than $2.8M worth of volunteer hours and impact to the Quad Cities.

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