Agency Requesting Information

The North Penn United Way has begun its planning for the 2016 Day of Caring on Wednesday, September 14, 2016.  We are currently looking to find out project needs local agencies might have for this fun and impactful day.  If you have participated before, you know volunteers are eager to help with any type of project.  We encourage you to dream big!  Dust off that wish-list project and let us help. 

In order to help jump-start your thinking, here are some suggestions and examples of past projects.  However, don’t feel limited by this list.  Over the next few weeks one of our Day of Caring volunteers will also be contacting you to follow-up, offer assistance and answer any questions you may have about this annual event.  You can also feel free to contact Day of Caring Chair, Briana Doña, at (215) 703-5467 or at donab@univest.net.

Please check back for agency sign up forms!


Project Wish-list

Cleaning

·         Clean carpets, office areas, mini-blinds & furniture

·         Clean toys to be given away during holiday season

·         Sort & organize closets/display areas

·         Caulk and wash windows

·         Wash walls and baseboards

·         Clean out storage shed, gutters or garage

·         Wash vehicles, pressure-wash siding/deck

Arts and Crafts

·         Create bulletin boards

·         Teach crafts (t-shirt painting, etc.), do art projects

·         Host a picnic with clients

Landscaping/Gardening

·         Weed, trim trees & bushes; plant flowers

·         Help a senior with yard maintenance

·         Spread sand, gravel or mulch for playground or park

Office Work

·         Assemble mailings, packets of information

·         File/organizing, sort books

Painting

·         Paint a porch, window sills, interior room for client

·         Paint murals on walls of organization

Program Focused (Children, Youth, Seniors)

·         Assist with activities/reading

·         Play bingo with seniors

·         Teach a skill/craft to families & kids at a shelter

·         Distribute flyers/posters for event

Organizational

·         Put together/deliver thank you packages

·         Create thank you cards for donors

Miscellaneous

·         Bowl/Picnic with mentally disabled adults

·         Assemble hygiene kits for emergencies

·         Sort food/clothing in a food/clothing bank

·         Conduct yard sale & donate proceeds

New Item Drives

·         Personal care items-toiletries

·         Home items-sheets, blankets, quilts, etc.

·         Food, board games, paper products

·         New Book Drive for library or day care

·         Office Supply Drive

·         Art drive for office walls at shelters

·         Baby items – diapers, other supplies

·         Food/Gift card drive for teens in need