United Way of Central Hosting 14th Annual Day of Caring

Temple, Texas- October 02, 2015- United Way of Central Texas (UWCT) will be hosting its 14th annual Day of Caring on Friday, October 2, 2015. Close to 400 Central Texas volunteers are taking the time to participate in volunteer service projects throughout the community.

Day of Caring Schedule:
7:30 a.m. Breakfast and Kick-off at Hilton Garden Inn (1749 Scott Blvd., Temple)
8:30 a.m. Begin local service projects

From painting and landscaping to housing restoration, volunteers will be taking on a variety of projects that would not be possible without the teamwork of our community here in Central Texas.

"We want to create meaningful service projects for volunteers, "said UWCT Director of Marketing and Volunteerism Mary Beth Kelton. "Central Texans have a heart for giving back. We work together, as a team, to make our community a better place for all."

The volunteers will start their day at 7:30 a.m. with a kick-off at Hilton Garden Inn. After breakfast, volunteers will head out and begin their service projects across the community.

“Our first Day of Caring took place over a decade ago when about 30 volunteers helped out in our community," said UWCT CEO James Thurston.  "Today, we are able to mobilize hundreds of volunteers to address the ongoing needs in our community. Reaching out to help our neighbors in need is what defines the character of this community. That’s what makes it such a special place.”    

Day of Caring promotes the value of volunteerism and demonstrates that neighbors helping neighbors can create positive change in the lives of Central Texas children, families and seniors. For more information on Day of Caring, please call the United Way of Central Texas office at (254) 778-8616.

2015 Participating Volunteer  Groups:
Atmos Energy
City of Belton
City of Temple
Don Ringler Chevrolet - Toyota - Scion
Extraco Banks
H-E-B Plus! Belton
H-E-B 31st Street Temple
Hilton Garden Inn of Temple
Johnson Brothers Ford
Materials Transportation Corporation
McLane Group
McLennan Community  College
Professional Data Solutions
Temple College
Temple Fire and Rescue
Temple Independent School District
Temple Police Department
Texas A&M University Central Texas
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Student United Way
Wilsonart International

2015 Community Project Agencies and Programs:
Body of Christ Community Clinic
Boy Scouts Longhorn Council
Central Texas Children's Center
Communities in Schools
Girl Scouts of Central Texas
Head Start and Early Head Start Belton
Head Start Temple
Keep Temple Beautiful – Hill Crest Cemetery
Keep Temple Beautiful- Seven Star Cemetery
NAACP Housing Restoration
Ralph Wilson Youth Club
Ronald McDonald House
Temple Police Department – Graffiti cleanup
Temple Community Clinic
Variety's Peaceable Kingdom