Twelve teams of volunteers rolled up their sleeves on Tuesday to help make the United Way’s Day of Caring another success.
There were 120 volunteers put to work to help support United Way community agencies.
Kathy Murphy, Executive Director of United Way Hastings & Prince Edward says Day of Caring gives donors and supporters an opportunity to peek behind the scenes to see what agencies are doing to improve lives locally, while understanding how their donations work to help those most vulnerable.
On the day:
• The Bank of Montreal team worked at Community Living Prince Edward to increase the curb appeal of the home garden area, paint the front door and lay patio stones.
• The Ministry of Environment & Climate Change team worked at The HUB in Picton, painting the parking lot and building mud kitchens.
• The Canadian Forces Morale Welfare Services team worked at a Sexual Assault Centre of Quinte & District location, painting inside and outside, improving the garden and storage areas.
• The Ontario Disability Support Program team worked at Community Living Belleville on construction of a new garden bed.
• Teams from McDougall Insurance & Financial and Youth Justice Probation Services worked at Community Care South Hastings seniors homes on outdoor maintenance.
• The Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development team worked at The Enrichment Hub in Belleville on a new shelving unit and entrance garden planters.
• Teams from Community Living Belleville and Bonn Law worked at Gleaners Foodbank on garden bed construction and assistance with daily operations.
• The Kennametal Stellite team worked at Abigail’s Learning Centre on construction of sun shelters and garden boxes.
• Teams from Avaya and Community Living Prince Edward worked outside the United Way HPE building new garden boxes, picnic tables and an accessible garden.