2022 Days of Caring Events
– Friday, September 16, 2022: Fall Day of Caring
Summer Day of Caring Food & Blood Drive Pics & Summary
To raise critical food and blood donations in the Tulsa area, the Tulsa Area United Way, Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma, American Red Cross, and Oklahoma Blood Institute partnered together again for the Third Annual Day of Caring Food & Blood Drive.
Thanks to our generous community supporters:
- We collected over 35,000 pounds of food from more than 1,500 donors.
- 221 amazing volunteers helped us plan & execute this great event.
- 226 pints of blood were donated, which will provide life-saving medical care to approximately 678 people.
Spring Day of Caring Pics & Summary
To view the Flickr photo gallery, click on the arrow in the photo below!
2022 Theme: Education & Youth Engagement
Our Spring Day of Caring offers nearly 300 volunteers from a dozen companies and organizations the opportunity to perform in-person and remote community service projects that promote education and youth engagement for ten Tulsa Area United Way (TAUW) partner agencies.
On Friday and Saturday, April 22 and 23, the first of several Days of Caring TAUW included a variety of in-person activities.
Thank you to all companies and organizations that participated in Spring Day of Caring!
Bank of Oklahoma
Public Service Company of Oklahoma
Tulsa Area United Way
Tulsa Community College Tulsa Achieves Students
Tulsa Garden Center
Williams Young Professionals Employee Resource Group
Arc of Oklahoma
Boy Scouts of America, Indian Nations Council
Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma
LIFE Senior Services
The Salvation Army
Youth Services of Tulsa
Find coverage of the event on Tulsa Area United Way’s Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, and Instagram.
The next scheduled Day of Caring will be a community-wide food drive on June 24 and another service project day on September 16.
WhAT ARE DAYS of Caring?
Days of Caring events are a much-loved volunteering tradition that expresses the philanthropic spirit of our community. Groups of volunteers give their time throughout the year to a variety of service opportunities to help their neighbors and strengthen our nonprofit community.
Grab a shovel and spruce up landscaping for one of Tulsa Area United Way’s partner agencies, or donate canned food items for the regional food and blood drive.
SHOW YOU CARE.
Days of Caring events are a much-loved volunteering tradition that expresses the philanthropic spirit of our community.
After participating in Days of Caring, 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.
Everyone gets an up-close look to see how their United Way contributions help our community each and every day.
HOW DO I VOLUNTEER FOR DAY OF CARING?
We’re happy to send you information about an upcoming Days of Caring event. Contact Lexi Bollis by email here
Day of Caring Coordinator Resources
Thank you for volunteering to be a Day of Caring Coordinator. Click the button below to visit our page full of resources, including event timelines, instruction guides, T-shirt info, and more.
Thank you to our Spring Day of Caring Sponsor,
Public Service Company of Oklahoma!
Click Below to See Photos of 2021 Days of Caring Volunteers in Action!
The Impact of Day of Caring 2021
- 960 Notes of Hope written to nonprofit staff and volunteers.
- Over 42,000 pounds of food collected.
- Nearly 200 pints of blood donated, providing life-saving support to approximately 575 people.
- Engaged 6,100 volunteers.
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.
Making two Boys and Girls clubs better for the kids who learn and play there 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!
- An outdoor classroom for Global Gardens at Unity Learning Academy
- Building improvements in the Greenwood District
- Polishing historic business plaques in the Greenwood District
JUNE 25: REGIONAL FOOD & BLOOD DRIVE
More than 2,200 donors contributed 42,000 pounds of food to our friends and neighbors in need during our June 25 Regional Day of Caring Food & Blood Drive. Food donations benefit the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma and these Tulsa Area United Way partner agencies: Bristow Social Services, Broken Arrow Neighbors, Caring Community Friends, LIFE Senior Services, Okmulgee County Homeless Shelter, Inc., Okmulgee Country Family Resource Center, Owasso Community Resources, Sand Springs Community Services, and Wagoner Area Neighbors.
In addition, nearly 200 pints of blood were donated, providing life-saving medical care to approximately 575 people. It wouldn’t have happened without your support!
October 1: Fall Day of Caring
Volunteers completed more than 225 service projects by painting, sanding, scrubbing, planting, and putting a new shine on nonprofit facilities all over the region.
For instance, at our partner agency, Youth Services of Tulsa, volunteers packed portable meals for youth, beautified the campus, and organized household items for clients.
At Global Gardens, located at Rosa Parks Elementary School, volunteers built benches and worked in the garden bed and compost area.
Day of Caring Media Coverage
October 1 Coverage:
- Over 2,400 Volunteers Expected To Take Part In Tulsa Area United Way Day Of Caring (newson6.com)
- 30th annual United Way Day of Caring brings out over 2,400 volunteers | Local News | tulsaworld.com
- Owasso Family YMCA restores T-ball field during United Way’s 30th annual Day of Caring | News | tulsaworld.com
- Local non-profit celebrates International World Teacher Day, says ‘thank you’ to educators – FOX23 News
June 25 coverage:
March 27 coverage: