Celebrate United Way’s Day of Caring by volunteering

The Day of Caring touches lives. United Way of San Juan County and partner organizations will be hosting their annual Day of Caring volunteer event on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017 on Lopez, Orcas and San Juan Islands.

Join us in United Way work to address community needs in education, income and health.

This annual even has served as a showcase of the excellent work that United Way volunteers can accomplish in a single day and a demonstration of what is possible on 364 other days of the year. We hope you will come help on your island this Saturday.

Day of Caring on Lopez Island

Meet at 10 a.m. at Lopez Children’s Center. Landscaping and weeding at Lopez Island Family Resource Center and the children’s center.

Day of Caring on Orcas Island

Friday Harbor Elementary: landscaping and weeding 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

Children’s House – help paint outdoor play equipment, pick pears, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Montessori – apple picking and gardening, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.

San Juan Island

Meet at United Way at 9 a.m. for assignment with Town of Friday Harbor, or go directly to the site of your choice between the hours of 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring garden gloves and tools, if possible.

• Friday Harbor Elementary School — landscaping.

• Beach clean up – Jackson’s Beach.

• Mullis Senior Center – landscaping and cleaning.

United Way of San Juan County is a local 501©(3) nonprofit dedicated to helping Islanders in situations of poverty, preventing worsening poverty, and to preserving the quality of life for all islanders.