Day of Caring Date Set
The Day of Caring is set for Friday, September 28, 2018, and is held at Vantage Career Center. Food barrels are placed at many industries and businesses throughout town for the month of September. You can donate anytime until Friday, Sept 28th when the barrels are picked up and sorted at the event. The goal for the event is 36,000 items. This year a new collaboration has taken place and now, food will be disbursed between the Salvation Army, Trinity Friends Church, and the Van Wert Cooperative Ministries Food Pantry.
The annual Blood Drive will be held at Trinity Friends Church on that Friday, Sept 28th as well, with a goal of 185 units of blood. The drive is from 8 am to 6 pm. To schedule your blood donation appointment, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or go to redcrossblood.org, use sponsor code “vwdoc”.
This year’s community partner is Van Wert Manor. A community partner is a company who has never had a campaign before and wants to volunteer, through service projects, helping our agencies, fundraising, being involved in our events, and sharing about United Way. They have committed to doing volunteer work and promoting the United Way in our county.