SANTA BARBARA United Way of Santa Barbara County and community volunteers will once again roll up their sleeves Sept. 14 for the 28th annual Day of Caring, United Way said in a Friday press release.
“Individuals and teams can sign up now to take on community projects throughout the county as part of the largest single-day volunteer event in the tri-counties,” United Way announced.
An anticipated 1,200 volunteers will carry out a variety of service projects throughout Santa Barbara, Carpinteria and Goleta, from 9 a.m. to noon, ending with a barbecue for participants at Oak Park, according to the press release.
Projects will include cleanup at Yanonali Community Garden, painting at Hillside House, and playground maintenance at Kinderkirk Preschool.
“Operating with tight budgets, the nonprofits and community organizations we’ll be helping wouldn’t otherwise be able to complete these projects. It’s always inspiring to see so many people from all different backgrounds come together for this massive effort,” said Steve Ortiz, president & CEO of United Way of Santa Barbara County.
Day of Caring volunteers will meet at their respective service sites at 9 a.m. Free T-shirts will be provided to volunteers.
Day of Caring is part of a nationwide effort to support community organizations by connecting thousands of volunteers with beautification and improvement projects that otherwise might not be completed.
Volunteers can sign up for Day of Caring in teams or individually athttps://volunteersb.org/ or by calling 965-8591. Community organizations can submit proposals for volunteer projects at https://www.unitedwaysb.org/dayofcaring.