NEARLY 1,600 VOLUNTEERS UNITE TO ENHANCE THE COMMUNITY AT 23rd ANNUAL DAY OF CARING
On: September 11, 2015 Filed Under: Member News
HARRISBURG (September 11, 2015) – Nearly 1,600 volunteers are scheduled to help kick off United Way of the Capital Region’s 2015 campaign today by participating in the 23rd annual Day of Caring.
As the lead sponsor, PNC Bank has extended its two decades of support of this event, which is the largest one-day mobilization of volunteers in Dauphin, Cumberland and Perry counties. Dressed in “LIVE UNITED” T-shirts, volunteers from more than 76 companies will work on 130 projects to include indoor and outdoor cleanup, painting, landscaping and the installation of smoke alarms in neighborhoods throughout Harrisburg.
“The United Way and its partner organizations are making a positive and measurable impact on the lives of Capital region residents,” said Jim Hoehn, PNC regional president in Central Pennsylvania and United Way of the Capital Region board member. “PNC is committed to helping improve the health, vitality and economic stability of the communities we serve. In addition to our longstanding sponsorship of Day of Caring activities, we have a strong presence at the day’s events which reflects our employees’ personal investment in strengthening our local communities.”
United Way of the Capital Region also announced a 2015 campaign goal of $11.1 million this morning at a breakfast for Day of Caring volunteers.
“Our vision is to improve the quality of life in our community,” said Timothy B. Fatzinger, United Way of the Capital Region president and CEO. “We will work in partnership with the community over the next few years to make significant strides in the education of local children and the health, income and basic needs of area families. To help support this effort, we’ve recruited Jennifer Delaye, CEO of The JDK Group, to chair this year’s campaign. Jen is a passionate leader and true champion for our organization and community.”
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“I believe in the mission of United Way and the dedication of the organization’s 5,200 volunteers,” said Delaye. “I started my volunteer career with United Way more than two decades ago never thinking I would one day lead the campaign. I’m proud to serve United Way and the Capital Region in this role.”
This year, donors who give $156 or more to United Way’s campaign are eligible to win one of four prizes: a 2016 Chevrolet Sonic, donated by Sutliff Chevrolet; a $2,000 gift card from Wolf Furniture; a $1,500 getaway courtesy of AAA Central Penn; and $1,500 in groceries donated by Giant Food Stores.
For more information regarding United Way’s 2015 campaign or Day of Caring, visit uwcr.org or call 717.732.0700.