Days of Caring

 

2020 saw big changes to the annual Day of Caring model for Tulsa Area United Way as our organization, partner agencies and hundreds of volunteers pivoted to address urgent needs and challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The multiple Days of Caring approach resulted in 50,000 pounds of food being collected, 155 pints of blood donated to help more than 400 people and hundreds of tech accessories being put into the hands of students to support them in distance learning. Thank you!

2021 Day of Caring events:

March 27: Day of Caring in support of Greenwood and North Tulsa communities

On Saturday, March 27, more than 170 volunteers from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma, Arthur J. Gallagher, Matrix Service Company, Spirit AeroSystems, Tulsa Area United Way, Tulsa Community College and Williams went to work in the Greenwood and North Tulsa communities during the year we are recognizing the centennial of the Tulsa Race Massacre.

Projects included:

  • An outdoor classroom for Global Gardens at Unity Learning Academy
  • Building improvements in the Greenwood District
  • Polishing historic business plaques in the Greenwood District
  • Making two Boys and Girls clubs better for the kids who learn and play there

In addition, almost 700 employees from Bank of Oklahoma and T.D. Williamson are volunteering remotely and writing Notes of Hope that will be delivered to staff and volunteers at six Tulsa Area United Way partner agencies.

A big thank you to Bank of Oklahoma for sponsoring our Notes of Hope again this year!

June 25: Day of Caring community-wide food drive

September 11: 2021 Campaign kick-off event

October 1: Day of Caring traditional service projects

December: promoting holiday assistance and volunteer opportunities with partner agencies

 

Through these Days of Caring, Tulsa Area United Way will bring together groups of employees from Tulsa-area companies and connect them with the service agencies they support. Please join us for this much-loved volunteering tradition, now expanded to build even more teamwork and provide increased opportunity to demonstrate the philanthropic spirit of our community. Email lbollis@tauw.orgto learn how you can participate.

 

Click here for a look back at the 2020 Day of Caring.

 

Upcoming Events

Time for a Cause

Day of Caring community-wide food drive

2021 Campaign kick-off event

Day of Caring traditional service projects

Day of Caring holiday assistance

Click here for a
full listing of events

Latest News

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