On September 10th, 2015 over 4,500 volunteers representing 120 local companies completed at least 110 one-day service projects. This #DayofCaring was organized by United Way, a nonprofit organization with various branches that encircle the globe. United Way of Utah County focuses on three main goals:
- Education – preparing children to succeed in school and beyond
- Income – building financially stable families
- Health – creating a healthy community
Alexander’s supported #DayofCaring by providing volunteers to help meet these goals. Together, with other volunteers, we completed 18,000 hours of volunteer service, saving our community more than $643,000! More importantly, the work completed helped improve individual lives, and build a stronger community for all of us.
After enjoying breakfast with all the volunteers at the NuSkin, representatives from Alexander’s, Unicity, and the Daily Harold met met at the Alpine House. The Alpine House is a home established to assist returning mental health patients from inpatient status, to life in the community. The Alpine House also provides a temporary home for individuals with emotional challenges who may benefit from a home environment. Together, we helped fix the Alpine House by cutting back overgrown vegetation, weeding, laying tarp and wood chips, mowing the lawns, replacing and painting old picnic tables, and deep cleaning the house.
“It was such a pleasure to work with such a great team. Providing service for members of the community, and seeing the gratitude of the people we served is a priceless experience,” says Charlie Roberts, who led the Alexander’s Team. “It was amazing to see how quickly we were able to combine our efforts with the other volunteers to finish a project in only a matter of hours.”
If you missed Day of Caring and want to know how you can help support your community, you can find a United Way organization near you. To donate financially, either worldwide, or in your local community, click here.