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Sign up now for United Way Day of Caring; deadline August 15

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Volunteer registration for the United Way Day of Caring will be closing at the end of the day Friday, August 15. To join this regional volunteer event as a team or an individual, visit the United Way Regional Volunteer Center website at for a listing of projects.

United Way Day of Caring is Northwest Indiana's largest celebration of volunteerism, bringing together local businesses, places of worship, and civic organizations to make an impact in the non-profit community. The annual United Way Day of Caring will take place Friday, August 22, with a variety of projects held in both Lake and Porter Counties. Projects range from fishing with day camp kids to painting, hosting parties for seniors to building ramps.

This year volunteers will be receiving a free, classic Live United t-shirt to wear while volunteering.

"It makes a visual impact, showing our community living united and volunteering united. You see the volunteers at work when you drive around town," Assistant Director Mackenna Dickt said.

Volunteers begin their day with a free, pep-rally style breakfast, to get motivated for a day of good deeds. Porter County volunteers will be hosted at Strongbow Inn in Valparaiso and Lake County volunteers will be hosted at Avalon Manor in Merrillville.

Over 2,000 volunteers made a difference through the United Way Day of Caring in 2013. Your company, organization, or group can join this year's efforts in three easy steps: form a team, visit, and choose a project no later than Friday, August 15.

For more information contact United Way of Porter County at


Posted 8/12/2014