Livingston County United Way Announces 8th Annual Day of Caring

United Way

The Day of Caring is held to raise awareness to the health and human service needs in Livingston County, and offers individuals a chance to get involved in the community while making a difference in the lives of others.

The committee is looking for numerous volunteers. Due to projects both big and small, highly motivated adults and high-school age youth are encouraged to volunteer. This is a great way for friends to work together, for companies to build team spirit, and for young and old alike to make a difference in the community. The Day of Caring also provides an excellent opportunity for people who are currently unemployed to help build their resume.

Projects will take place in both the morning and afternoon, providing volunteers flexibility in their schedules. A picnic lunch at the Howell City Park is also included.  Some of the projects that will be run, but are not limited to, include:

  • sprucing up of area parks and recreational facilities
  • painting, fall clean up or minor general repairs at senior citizens homes
  • food and personal care drives
  • painting and facility improvement at area non-profits
  • visits with area shut-ins
  • beautification and clean up at area playgrounds
  • office and project assistance at area non-profits

The following drives are also taking place:

Personal Care Product drop off locations:

  • Anytime Fitness in Hartland
  • Curves in Brighton, Fowlerville, Howell & Pinckney
  • Family Fitness Factory in Brighton
  • First National Bank, all county branches
  • Fit Zone for Women in Howell
  • Gold’s Gym in Howell
  • Howell Area Park & Recreation
  • Howell Fitness Center
  • Lady of Livingston in Brighton
  • Livingston County United Way
  • Power House Gym in Brighton

School Supply Drive Drop off  Locations:

  • Area Citizens Banks
  • Livingston Educational Service Agency (LESA)
  • Huron River Area credit Unions
  • Livingston County United Way
  • Saint Joseph Mercy of Livingston
  • Saint Joseph Mercy Woodland Health Center
  • Warren and Lauraine Hoensheid Cancer Center

Click for Work Site Request forms or Volunteer Sign-Up forms. For more information about the Day of Caring, call the Livingston County United Way at 810-494-3000 or e-mail:

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