For the City Times
United Way of Inner Wisconsin’s Volunteer Center is seeking groups of volunteers to help rake yards for local elderly/disabled individuals onOctober 22nd during its “Day of Caring” event. Day of Caring will kick off at 8:00am at the Grand Rapids Lion’s Club, 2411 36th St. S., Wisconsin Rapids.
The event will kick off with a FREE hot breakfast at 8:00am at the Grand Rapids Lion’s Club. Afterwards, volunteers will receive their raking assignments and FREE t-shirts. We will also be collecting personal care items for Acorn Apartments, a local apartment building for disabled individuals.
Team leaders can pre-register their volunteer groups online by October 17 at www.uwiw.org(click on Day of Caring). Youth under the age of 18 will need a waiver signed by a parent or guardian (available at www.uwiw.org). Volunteers need to provide their own rakes, gloves, and transportation. Younger volunteers may need to be supervised by an adult. Home owners will provide the bags (if needed).
This year’s t-shirt sponsors are the Wisconsin Rapids Noon Rotary Club and the Wisconsin Rapids Kiwanis Club. Breakfast sponsors include Ocean Spray, Quality Foods IGA and Wal-Mart. We also thank the Grand Rapids Lion’s Club for the use of their facilities, providing volunteers and donating food, paper plates, napkins, utensils, etc.
For more information, please contact Amy Fluno, Day of Caring Coordinator, at 715-421-0390 or firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no rain date; however, projects may be completed at a later date if there is inclement weather.