25th Annual Day of Caring


It’s time for United Way’s DAY OF CARING!!!

United Way of the Ozarks will hold the 25th annual Day of Caring on Thursday, June 22.  In case you’re not familiar, Day of Caring is the single largest one-day, community-wide volunteer event in Southwest Missouri. Local businesses and organizations take part by coordinating teams of employees to spend a day giving back to area non-profit agencies.

The day will begin with a kickoff breakfast from 7 to 8 a.m. at the Springfield Cardinals training facility next to Hammons Field. Thanks to all those who have signed up to volunteer your time. We look forward to celebrating 25 years of giving back to the Ozarks with you on Thursday!

Participation stats for 2017:

  • Number of volunteers: Over 2,300 volunteers
  • Number of businesses/organizations participating with volunteer teams: 148
  • Number of projects: 270
  • Number of nonprofit agencies and schools having projects done: 127
  • Number of counties served this year: Seven (Barry, Christian, Greene, Polk, Stone, Taney and Webster)