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Registration Update

July 15th was the project registration deadline and although we are excited to have 100+ projects lined up from across our region, many are smaller in scale than last year and require fewer volunteers.

Our ask to Day of Caring Team Leads, Employee Campaign Coordinators and others involved in recruiting Day of Caring volunteers is: please do not increase the number of teams / volunteers from your organization, as compared to your 2018 participation.

After Day of Caring volunteer registration closes, if action needs to be taken to limit the amount of volunteers we will give priority to our valuable corporate partners who conduct United Way workplace campaigns. If need be, we may also slightly reduce the number of volunteers from companies that traditionally send the most folks.  

Important Dates

May 15:

Project Registration Opens

June 3rd: 

Volunteer Registration Opens

July 15: 

Project Registration Closes

August 1: 

Volunteer Registration Closes

Campaign Kick-off Breakfast: 

September 18th

Day of Caring: 

September 18th





United Way Blackhawk Region would like to invite you to participate in our annual Day of Caring on Wednesday, September 18, 2019. This is an opportunity to answer United Way’s call to action: GIVE, ADVOCATE, VOLUNTEER, LIVE UNITED. 

Day of Caring exemplifies Living United as business partners form volunteer teams which are assigned projects at local nonprofits in the Blackhawk Region. These Day of Caring projects would not normally be completed due to a nonprofit’s lack of financial resources or manpower. Examples of past projects include cleaning and painting at a local free dental clinic, doing activities with adults with developmental disabilities, weeding, landscaping, even delivering flowers to our home-bound neighbors. There are just too many projects to list them all, and the possibilities are endless! Any nonprofit organization may submit a Day of Caring project, and is not required to be a United Way Funded Partner to participate.  With volunteer participation increasing steadily every year, we warmly welcome additional projects to ensure a meaningful experience for hundreds of local volunteers. 

Last year, 916 volunteers from 34 local companies completed 117 community projects for 44 nonprofit agencies. This represented more than $91,105 worth of labor. Click here to view photos from 2018.

Let’s roll up our sleeves and get to work! Our community is grateful for your support. 


Questions? Email us.