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Volunteers sought for Day of Caring

Posted: September 2, 2014 5:57 p.m.
Updated: September 3, 2014 6:00 a.m.
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Last year, Day of Caring volunteers (from left) Pam Spivey, Marie Sheheen, Nancy Heil, Bill Heil, Kate Brock and Maria Spring show their patriotism at American Legion Post 195.

 

On Sept. 11, volunteers from across Kershaw County will participate in the second annual Day of Caring. The Day of Caring is sponsored by the United Way of Kershaw County (UWKC) and serves charitable organizations, schools and public organizations in the county.

“It’s a total different form of giving. We’ve had some great success and it’s a win-win for everyone participating. It’s an exciting day,” UWKC Communications Director Pam Spivey said.

Spivey said the different projects for each Day of Caring site are requested by the organization.

“We contact our partner agencies and the schools to ask if they have a project they would like to have done. They choose the project based on the needs at each facility. What a great way to combine talent and need,” she said.

Volunteers will be treated with breakfast from Food for the Soul and also receive a Day of Caring T-shirt.

Spivey said she hopes that people will challenge themselves to get involved in the Day of Caring and that people will get fulfillment out of volunteering.

“Hopefully they get deep fulfillment … the opportunity to make someone else’s life better. When you meet basic human needs, your heart will find joy,” Spivey said.

The following community sites still need volunteers:

• Bethune public library -- eight additional volunteers to assist with painting an interior room.

• Habitat for Humanity of Kershaw County -- four to six more volunteers to assist at the ReStore.

• Community Medical Clinic -- four volunteers to help with power washing the exterior and to sweep the parking lot.

• ALPHA Center -- four volunteers for lawn care (trimming, edging and weeding)

• Kershaw County Council on Aging -- four volunteers for installing new fixtures in two restrooms and two volunteers for delivering meals to senior citizens.

• New Day on Mill -- three to four volunteers to power wash the shelter’s porch and siding.

• United Way of Kershaw County -- four volunteers for painting a house.

• Mental Health America -- four volunteers for yard work.

• Doby’s Mill Elementary School -- six to eight volunteers for campus beautification.

• Jackson School -- three volunteers for gardening.

• Jackson Teen Center -- four to six volunteers for landscaping.

• North Central High School -- two volunteers for pressure washing tables.

• Lugoff Elementary School -- four volunteers for campus beautification and for reading to students and lunch duty.

 

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