Days of Caring

 

Days of Caring 2020  

Tulsa Area United Way (TAUW) hosts one of the nation's largest days of community service. This year, TAUW is organizing three Days of Caring to meet the community's most pressing needs and prioritize volunteer safety. 

Donate to this year's Tulsa Area United Way campaign at give.tauw.org/ICAN

August 28: food assistance, blood donation and Civic engagement

 

Tulsa Area United Way hosted a regional food and blood drive for the first Day of Caring at 15 donation sites across the Tulsa area. Nearly 1 in 3 Oklahoma children will lack access to adequate food this year, and your donations helped make a direct and immediate impact for thousands of friends and neighbors in the Tulsa area. 

  • Nearly 50,000 pounds of food collected
  • 155 pints of blood donated, providing life-saving support to more than 400 people
  • 2,000 food donors, representing 144 companies

September 18: career and job readiness 

TAUW connected 200 volunteers from 23 organizations to virtual and remote community service projects for the second Day of Caring. Projects and events focused on career and job readiness, helping people find employment and equipping them with the skills they need to be successful.

Read more about the impact in this Tulsa World article

Participating companies and organizations on the Sept. 18 Day of Caring include:

AAON 

Bank of America 

Bank of Oklahoma

City Year Tulsa

Collegiate Hall

Deloitte 

Goodwill Industries of Tulsa

INCOG

Key Personnel

LUXA Enterprises 

NORDAM

Matrix Service Company

Montereau

ONEOK

The Rowland Group

Spirit AeroSystems

Stinnett & Associates

Street School 

Tulsa Community College

Tulsa MET High School

Tulsa Public Schools 

WHOW Organization

Williams

Workforce Tulsa

WPX Energy 

 

 

october 9: urgent agency projects

  

 

More than 1,600 volunteers from over 45 organizations performed in-person, virtual and remote community service projects throughout the area for our final Day of Caring in 2020. About 110 projects were completed, meeting urgent needs in our nonprofit community and local schools as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read more about the impact in this Tulsa World article

 

View & Download Days of Caring Flyer

 

 

Why Should You Participate?

Involvement in Days of Caring develops teamwork and builds morale among employees while they give back to the community.

After participating in Days of Caring, the Tulsa Area United Way becomes more than a logo, pledge card or campaign rally, it becomes the means by which an individual can assist many people through one gift.

Days of Caring helps present the true face of people in need and the 59 partner agencies that serve them. Volunteers complete projects submitted by partner agencies, 501(c)(3) nonprofits, K-12 public schools and public parks. Everyone gets an up-close look to see how their TAUW contributions help our community each and every day.

Contact Lexi Bollis by email at lbollis@tauw.org to register or for more information.

Upcoming Events

Virtual Agency Tour of the Center for Individuals with Physical Challenges

Creative Year-end Giving with Retire United

Downtown Deco Bike Challenge

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full listing of events

Latest News

TULSA AREA UNITED WAY ANNOUNCES CAMPAIGN LEADERSHIP FOR THE NEXT THREE YEARS
10/9/2020 9:00:00 AM
Tulsa Area United Way CEO Alison Anthony announced the campaign chairs for the next three years in the organizationís effort to raise millions of dollars each year to support 59 area non-profit organizations, collaborative initiatives, and innovation grants.
Get Slimed 4 Good
9/30/2020
Tulsa Area United Way CEO, Alison Anthony, accepted the challenge to Get Slimed 4 Good, a FUNraiser designed to allow leaders to challenge one another to have a bucket of slime poured on them in support of giving to the Tulsa Area United Way.
The intersection of domestic violence and substance abuse
8/14/2020
Tulsa Area United Way hosted a webinar with experts at Domestic Violence Intervention Services and 12&12 to explain the intersection of domestic violence and substance abuse. Lauren Anderson and Amy Hardy led an engaging discussion on the types of abuse, the cycle of violence, reactions to trauma and common obstacles to substance abuse treatment.
Childcare assistance during COVID-19
8/11/2020
The Opportunity Project has teamed up with the Tulsa Area United Way (TAUW) to provide relief for families and children affected by the COVID-19 crisis.
Tulsa Area United Way on Talk Radio 1170
7/27/2020
Alison Anthony, TAUW President and CEO, spoke on the Pat Campbell Show about the needs people are facing during the pandemic and why itís important for the community to come together and help.
2019 Tulsa Area United Way Annual Report
7/20/2020
The Tulsa Area United Way unites people and resources to improve lives and strengthen our communities. By partnering with us, you are improving the lives of tens of thousands of your friends and neighbors in the Tulsa region.
QT and Reasorís among stores distributing child safety information
7/9/2020
In an effort to raise awareness of child abuse risks during these stressful times, the Tulsa Area United Way, Child Abuse Network, Parent Child Center and Family and Childrenís Services have partnered with local businesses to distribute important phone numbers and website information that can help keep children safe.
Tulsa Tenants and Landlords Receive Rent Relief
6/30/2020
Restore Hope Ministries partnered with the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation and the Tulsa Area COVID-19 Response Fund to assist Tulsa tenants and landlords with past-due rent filed on the Tulsa County Forcible Entry and Detainer (FED) Docket.
Alison Anthony: Grounded in love, learning a new way to communicate
6/15/2020
Tulsa Area United Way President and CEO, Alison Anthony, discusses this time of transformation and leaning into empathy and humility in this Tulsa World opinion piece.
New Tax Breaks For Donations
4/21/2020
Federal economic relief measures are providing some tax breaks to encourage charitable giving. Read more for a breakdown of the biggest changes.
NONPROFITS INVITED TO APPLY FOR RESET PROGRAM CARES ACT FUNDING
4/10/2020
Tulsa County has announced that $30 million in CARES Act funding is being made available to small businesses and nonprofits impacted as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the time-sensitive nature of the CARES Act funding which must be used by the end of 2020, the privately and locally raised Tulsa Area COVID-19 Response Fund has placed the application process temporarily on hold.