December 6, 2022

A Day of Caring

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By Craig Manning | Sept. 10, 2022

Volunteering numbers are down across the nation and across the North—we even wrote a story about it this week. But Thursday, September 15, marks United Way of Northwest Michigan’s annual “Day of Caring,” which the organization calls “northwest Michigan’s largest day of volunteering.” Day of Caring encourages local businesses, organizations, families, friend groups, or individuals to “adopt” volunteer projects to help area nonprofits, focusing on short-term commitments that can still make a notable impact for local orgs. This year, for instance, United Way is still seeking volunteers to help the likes of Traverse Bay Children’s Advocacy Center and The Salvation Army with yard work and window washing, or to assist Newton’s Road with the assembly of STEM-at-home activity bags. (As a thank-you, volunteers will be treated to an after-party at The Filling Station from 3:30pm to 6pm on September 15.) Those interested in making a difference in our community for this year’s Day of Caring can learn more at


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