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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Monday, August 29, 2016

United Way of Santa Barbara County Hosts 25th Annual Day of Caring on 9/17

Santa Barbara, Calif., August 19, 2016 - United Way of Santa Barbara County (UWSBC) will hold its 25th Annual Day of Caring from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016. Throughout the day, more than 1,400 participants of all ages will volunteer at a wide range of important projects in Santa Barbara, Carpinteria and Goleta. This will include painting and clean-up at Veterans Memorial Building, landscaping at Bohnett Park, Adopt-A-Grandparent at Peoples’ Self-Help Housing, coastal clean-up at Arroyo Beach and much more.

“Day of Caring provides much needed support for organizations in our community by completing greatly needed tasks they could otherwise not get to,” said Paul Didier, United Way of Santa Barbara County President and CEO. “In just a few hours, volunteers can accomplish a year’s worth of work through painting, cleaning, landscaping, gardening and general repairs.”

Day of Caring will start with the Albertsons/Vons kickoff breakfast at 8 a.m. at the Page Youth Center at 4540 Hollister Ave., Santa Barbara. Volunteers will then proceed from the breakfast to their community service assignments. With last year’s volunteer hours estimated to be worth $300,000 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 can sign-up at http://www.unitedwaysb.org/day-caring-2016 or call 805-965-8591.

For a full list of 2016 worksites, visit www.unitedwaysb.galaxydigital.com.



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 Partnership™ priorities help children, families & seniors focusing on Education, Income and Health.

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