Day of Caring
Each year, Rowan County United Way sets aside a Day of Caring, when volunteers from numerous companies across the community come together to complete projects for local schools and non-profit agencies. Projects include such tasks as landscaping, painting and building. Hundreds of volunteers turn out each year to make this initiative a success.
Schools and non-profit agencies are urged to submit applications for projects that can be accomplished in a day. Hundreds of volunteers complete projects, representing local companies that generously allow them time off with pay to participate in these worthy activities.
Day of Caring offers a great opportunity to see United Way dollars at work. Volunteers learn more about the school or agency that they visit. This is one of the best examples of how we can collectively make our community a better place to live.
To learn more about volunteering your company or yourself, call the United Way office at 704-633-1802.
Service Above Self
Established in 1995, Service Above Self is a program that recognizes young people in Rowan County for their volunteer work. The Rowan County United Way and Rowan Rotary sponsor the program based on the Rotary International’s motto of “Service Above Self.”
Young people may be nominated for any type of service they do. Those who can nominate include, but are not limited to, teachers, mentors, tutors, neighbors, youth group leaders, scout troop leaders, grandparents and parents. Students may be nominated for such service as picking up a neighbor’s paper and bringing it to the door, reading to an elderly person, raking a person’s leaves, visiting a nursing home or more.
For more information about the Service Above Self program, visit www.rowanserviceaboveself.com