In this episode, we talk with United Way of Cayuga County Executive Director Kathryn Dennis and Marketing and Campaign Coordinator Julisa Stone about the second annual Day of Caring set for August 4.
Nucor Steel suggested Day of Caring idea last year
The event began last year at the suggestion of Nucor Steel. On August 4, volunteer teams will fan out to as many as 20 locations throughout the county to perform community service projects. United Way is still soliciting both non-profit agencies with projects that need to be done and volunteers to do them.
Personal Care Drive kicks off event this week
The runup to the Day of Caring begins this Friday with a personal care drive that lasts through August 4. United Way is looking for hygiene and personal care items that will be donated to food pantries and other helping agencies. There are dropoff locations throughout the county, and some businesses and agencies are conducting their own internal drives. Julisa Stone says the goal is to double last year’s haul of nearly 4,500 items. The drive will wrap up with a drive-through collection on August 4 at the Throop Fire Department.
100 years of living United
United Way of Cayuga County is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. A gala will be held on October 13 at Chantelle Marie Lake House in Auburn. An exhibit called “Through the Years: 100 Years of Living United” begins October 7 at the Cayuga Museum of History and Art. It will run through the end of the year.