2021 Day of Caring Results

Day of Caring volunteers

by Tulsa Area United Way

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.Karen Keith, Phil Armstrong and Tim Lyons in the Greenwood District

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: 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!

PSO Tulsa donates food during Day of Caringdonor gives blood

October 1: Traditional Day of Caring Service Projects

We can’t wait to show you results from the October Day of Caring!

WHY SHOULD YOU PARTICIPATE?

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

After participating in Day 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.

Day 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 online here to register or for more information.