What happens when 350 volunteers set out to take on Sheboygan County? The Day of Caring gets bigger than ever! The Volunteer Center of Sheboygan County, a program of Partners for Community Development, Inc. plans the Day of Caring event for the third Friday in July each year. The overall goal and mission of the day is to promote volunteerism within our community, with an emphasis on corporate responsibility. Day of Caring consists of teams of volunteers that serve at various local nonprofit organizations and complete large-scale projects. Participating nonprofit organizations are matched with volunteers from the community and local businesses who choose to give their time, talents and services to impact our community's needs. The day of volunteering is followed by a celebration, open to the public that includes live music, raffles, silent auctions and food/beverages.
The Day of Caring is gaining momentum and we expect to see growth this year and in years to come. In 2012, the event doubled in the number of volunteers and projects from 2011. This year we are planning a much bigger event and hope to have at least 350 enthusiastic volunteers serving in our community.
Projects of all shapes and sizes are completed with enthusiasm, making our community even better! Volunteering as a corporate group creates unique team-building experiences, boosts employee morale and increases productivity. Volunteering increases awareness of local needs and helps to develop communication and leadership skills. Corporate groups as well as individual volunteers demonstrate a commitment to better the places we live, work and play. Day of Caring promotes the spirit and value of volunteerism, increases the awareness of local nonprofit agencies and demonstrates what people working together for the community's good can accomplish. The day's events represent the willingness of a community to come together to help those in need. Volunteers and nonprofit agencies benefit greatly from the event. The Day of Caring exemplifies the “Best of Us” in Sheboygan County.