United Way announces Virtual Day of Caring Ideas and To-Go Bags

United Way announces Virtual Day of Caring Ideas and To-Go Bags

  • Wed Sep 2nd, 2020 2:48pm
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United Way of Clallam County (UWCC) is encouraging our community to get out and volunteer virtually while social distancing for this year’s Day of Caring. Community members are invited to participate either solo or with family members from a list of suggestions or create their own virtual volunteer project.

United Way Virtual Day of Caring To-Go Bags will be available for pick up at locations listed below. To-Go bags include a garbage bag, rubber gloves, re-usable face mask, Live United T-Shirt, a bottle of water, and a snack to keep you going!

“Day of Caring is the national day of service on Friday, Sept. 11, and the official kick-off for United Way of Clallam County’s 2020 Annual Campaign. It’s also the biggest day of collective volunteering across the country” said Amie Batton, United Way Campaign Chair. “We encourage you to pick a project, round up your family members, and help make a difference in our community! Volunteers can register on our website and get more information. Go to


To-Go Bag Pick Up Locations on Friday, Sept. 11:

Port Angeles – United Way Office at the Port Angeles School District Building from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 905 W 9th St, Port Angeles

Forks – Forks Chamber of Commerce from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., 1411 S Forks Ave, Forks

Ideas to help Share the Caring Spirit

Write a letter to an elderly community member. Help us fight social isolation amid COVID-19 and support elders in our community. In partnership with St. Andrew’s Assisted Living, you can write a letter to one of their residents. More info can be found: www.unitedwayclallam.org/letterwriting

Reflect and Remember. Join the Port Angeles School District AmeriCorps Vistas and help clean up the 9/11 Memorial Waterfront Park at 811 Caroline St. A candlelight vigil will take place from 9:11 a.m. to 9:11 p.m. AmeriCorps will also be handing out Family Night Activity bags at the YMCA in Port Angeles.

Beautify. Grab your United Way To-Go Bag and head out solo or with your family members to spend some time picking up trash in your neighborhood or along your favorite hiking trail.

Send a smile. Send a picture of yourself smiling to [email protected] or tag us on social media and explain why you are hopeful. We will share smiles and stories on social media!

Rock it with kindness. Children and adults alike can paint rocks with positive messages and leave them along sidewalks, by mailboxes, etc. for others to find!

Help build a house. Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County is currently building two houses and needs volunteers. Details can be found here: www.habitatclallam.org/how_to_help/volunteer.html

Looking for other ways to volunteer? Check out other options on our website: www.unitedwayclallam.org/volunteer

For more information about the Day of Caring or UWCC’s campaign, contact UWCC at (360) 457-3011 or email [email protected]

For more than 50 years the United Way of Clallam County has advanced the common good by partnering with local nonprofits whose work focuses on education, financial stability and health; which are the building blocks for a good quality of life. The mission of the United Way is to strengthen the community by helping people live safe, healthy and productive lives. This work helps to improve situations for families today and strengthens the entire community for the future. Our goal is to bring the people of Clallam County together to increase the collective impact of their charitable giving. We are a constructive voice that provides leadership for the human service needs of our community.