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Community Connection: Day of Caring with the United Way

Poster for Day of Caring with the United Way, red megaphone icon "announcing" a save the date for December 6th, snow covered pine trees out of focus in the background

The Head of the Lakes United Way is gearing up for their second Day of Caring in 2023. On December 6th, volunteers and organizations will come together in the Northland to make a difference.

"We added a holiday edition Day of Caring for the first week of December a few years ago," says Community Engagement Coordinator Zoey Leege about the popularity of the event. This year, volunteer opportunities include gift wrapping, sorting clothing donations, cleaning, and space preparation for different schools and community organizations.

If you're unavailable on the day-of, there are several supply drives that can be done by anyone at any time. Leege notes that volunteerism is growing and changing to meet modern schedules and demands. More virtual options are becoming available, and some employers are even allotting work time for employees to make volunteer contributions. "I think that's really helped increase volunteerism."

Interested parties can sign up for volunteer opportunities through the Head of the Lakes United Way website.

You can hear Community Connection every Tuesday and Thursday at 8am on Northland Morning. This edition of Community Connection is made possible in part by Lakewalk Surgery Center.

Luke Moravec is the host for Northland Morning on The North 103.3. He’s also a local actor, musician and writer. He loves puzzles, riddles and fun mysteries.
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