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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Wednesday, September 10, 2014

More Volunteers Needed for United Way of Santa Barbara County’s 23rd Annual Day of Caring

More Volunteers Needed for United Way of Santa Barbara County’s Annual Day of Caring 23rd Annual Day of Caring
Call for volunteers to serve Santa Barbara communities in the biggest, single-day volunteer event in the Tri-Counties

Santa Barbara, CA, September 10, 2014 - On Saturday, September 20th, 2014, United Way of Santa Barbara County will hold its 23rd Annual Day of Caring, an opportunity for locals to give back to the their community. Throughout the day volunteers will help over 50 local non-profit organizations throughout Santa Barbara County, including schools, parks and churches.

Day of Caring will start with a breakfast rally at 8 a.m. at the Page Youth Center in Goleta. Volunteers of all ages will proceed from the breakfast to community service assignments in Carpinteria, Santa Barbara, Goleta, and Santa Maria for a wide range of important projects; including cleaning & painting at Casa Esperanza, making adobe bricks for the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation at the Presidio, orchard clean up at Alpha Resource Center, and gardening at Monroe Elementary School. With last years’ volunteer hours estimated to be worth $375,000 in services to the community, Day of Caring continues to have a significant impact on the Santa Barbara community and is a testament to the spirit of our local volunteerism.

Volunteers are especially needed at the following organizations:
• Cliff Drive Care Center
• Friendship Center
• Fernald Mansion (Santa Barbara Historical Museum)
• Summerland School
• Westside Boys & Girls Club
• Adams Elementary School
• Kinderkirk Preschool and Daycare
• Peabody Charter School
• Noah’s Anchorage
• Bohnett Park
• Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara
• Open Alternative School (OAS)
• The Alano Club
• Santa Barbara Audubon Society
• The Oaks Parent - Child Workshop
• Incredible Children’s Art Network (ICAN)
• Casa Esperanza Homeless Center
• La Cuesta High School
• La Colina Jr. High
• Cliff Drive Care Center
• Las Flores Children’s Center
• Santa Barbara City College
• San Marcos High School

Volunteers can sign-up at http://www.unitedwaysb.org/Doc2014 or call 805-965-8591.

For a full list of 2014 worksites, please click here.

About United Way of Santa Barbara County
United Way of Santa Barbara County (UWSBC) has the unique and positive vision that “in our community, everyone has a hopeful future.” Since 1923, UWSBC has served Santa Barbara County community through funding, volunteer development, and by utilizing its own unique initiatives that involve dozens of local non-profit and public sector agencies. UWSBC’s local community driven Power of PartnershipTM priorities help children, families & seniors focusing on Education, Income and Health.

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