Greater Westfield Chamber of Commerce

United Way of Pioneer Valley Day of Caring Kicks Off with Breakfast

United Way of Pioneer Valley’s Day of Caring, slated for Friday, Sept. 9, is the largest day of service in the Pioneer Valley. The day brings together more than 1,000 volunteers from area businesses and organizations to complete community service work for 35 nonprofit agencies and more than 85 projects throughout the Pioneer Valley.

This year, the event kicks off with a celebratory breakfast in Springfield’s Court Square from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m., featuring food, drinks, and music from the Community Music School of Springfield’s faculty band.

The Day of Caring was established to promote the spirit of volunteerism, increase awareness of local human-service organizations, and demonstrate how people working together for the common good can accomplish great things. The United Way of Pioneer Valley is a state-recognized volunteer connector, assisting families and individuals to engage in community service. Last year, its volunteer projects contributed 22,715 hours of service with a value of $636,044.

For more information about the Day of Caring or the breakfast, contact LaTonia Monroe Naylor, manager of community impact, at (413) 693-0215 or lnaylor@uwpv.org.

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