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Day of Caring moved to November

  • Friday, July 25, 2014

File Photo Day of Caring volunteers came out in full force last year in Berkeley County.

Trident United Way’s Day of Caring is moving from September to Friday, Nov. 14.

That’s the date when Lowcountry residents will once again volunteer their sweat and skills to make a difference in the lives of people in their community.

Day of Caring has grown beyond a single day of service into a launching pad for year-round engagement.

Many of the companies volunteering their labor, expertise and supplies to area non-profits and schools have expressed the desire to increase their impact. So this year, in a continuing effort to make Day of Caring more impactful, Trident United Way is moving the date back two months.

“Our partners spoke and we listened,” said Kat Morgan, Community Volunteer Manager and lead organizer of Trident United Way’s Day of Caring. “The schools told us they needed more time in the school year to prepare for the event. Once we found that many of our corporate and non-profit partners also preferred the later date, we made the switch.”

Trident United Way cited several other reasons why November is a better fit:

• The organization said September was difficult for schools because it required much of the planning to occur when teachers were on summer break.

• And, the organization said, the November date has other advantages because moves the projects out of the late summer heat and farther from the belly of hurricane season.

Planning for this year’s event is well underway.

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