SEATTLE — Nearly 7,000 volunteers representing more than 115 companies will tackle 360 community service projects throughout King County on Sept. 21, all part of United Way of King County's annual Day of Caring.
The largest single-day volunteer event in Washington state, the Day of Caring encourages people to volunteer year-round and also kicks off United Way's annual fundraising campaign. The 2006-2007 United Way campaign raised a record $121 million.
This year's Day of Caring, which starts at 7:30 a.m. for all volunteers and the public at the Seattle Center Mural Amphitheater, features a continental breakfast, live music and comments from Jon Fine, United Way President and CEO, and John Stanton of Trilogy Equity Partners, chair of the United Way 2007-2008 campaign. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., volunteers will work on projects for nonprofit organizations across the county.
Fine and Stanton will visit volunteers at several sites throughout the day. More information about their schedules and which sites are open to the media will be distributed on Sept. 20, and will also be available Qby calling the media contacts listed above.
Sponsors for this year's event are AT&T, WaMu, Microsoft, The Home Depot, Tully's, Seattle Center and KEXP-FM.