This year’s Day of Caring events took on a slightly different look. The Red Cross had their annual blood drive and had 98 donors. We were able to have our 2nd Annual Day of Caring Stuff the Truck event at Wal-Mart leaving each pantry with a car load of food. We also were able to bring in over $1400.00 in cash donations at the door! Our United Way board members and the Van Wert City School CEO Program had many students volunteer each day to help guide shoppers to the Day of Caring “needed” food items. A special “Thank You” goes out to our local business sponsorships. That money totaling in at a little over $7500.00 helped us to purchase t-shirts and the remainder, along with all other monies raised during the Day of Caring, will be credited on an account for each pantry to use at the West Ohio Food Bank.
Normally during the Day of Caring, our local schools will participate by collecting and filling our United Way barrels with non-perishable food items. Due to Covid, we decided to take up monetary donations from the schools instead which brought in a little over $750.00!
We are so very thankful that we were still able to help our local food pantries and stay united under the circumstances we are in. We are greatly appreciative of our community and everyone who helped to make the United Way Day of Caring events a success. Click here to see pictures that were taken during our Day of Caring events.