This year’s Day of Caring is set for Friday, September 28, 2018, and will be held at Vantage Career Center. Food barrels will be placed at many industries and businesses throughout town for the month of September. The public will be able to donate anytime until Friday, Sept 28th when the barrels are picked up and sorted at the event. The goal for this year’s event is 36,000 items. A collaboration will take place between local organizations and 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.