United Way Central NB’s Day of Caring happening May 28

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Day of Caring will see 170 volunteers working to complete projects at 23 non-profit agencies and community organizations across our region. 

(Fredericton, NB) United Way of Central New Brunswick presents the United Way Central NB’s Day of Caring on Friday, May 28th taking place throughout Fredericton and surrounding areas. This year despite the current circumstances surrounding COVID-19 the organization has coordinated over 170 volunteers working to complete projects at 23 non-profit agencies and community organizations across our region. 

Volunteers from a range of companies and sectors including 5 CDSB Gagetown, Government of New Brunswick  Departments, Liberty Utilities, NB Power, UPS and more heard and answered the call to assist local community non-profits with their much-needed projects. Volunteers will be participating in onsite projects at the agency locations which include gardening, yard cleanup, painting, and light construction.

While many employees are still working from home due to COVID-19 this year sees the addition of virtual projects that allow volunteers to participate and lend their time and expertise to agencies through website support, social media support and branding consultations. This year’s Day of Caring also includes the introduction of care packages of high-demand items for agencies ranging from personal hygiene kits, literacy kits for kids and welcome home kits for those moving into second stage housing. Volunteers are responsible for collecting and assembling the necessary care package items and dropping them off to the specific agencies. 

Day of Caring is a unique opportunity to mobilize teams of corporate employees to volunteer and complete meaningful, hands-on projects that will greatly assist local non-profit agencies in Fredericton and surrounding  areas. United Way would also like to thank sponsors IG Wealth Management, Scott’s Nursery, and Tim Hortons for helping make this day possible with their contributions. 

“It is so inspiring to see the outpour of volunteers from our public and corporate partners donating their time to make a positive difference in our community. Considering this year’s complex world, we are so fortunate to have such a generous uptake from our corporate teams whether they are tackling on site projects,  assembling care packages, or assisting agencies virtually, said Executive Director, Faith McFarland. “Many of our partner agencies wouldn’t be able to complete these much-needed projects if it weren’t for our caring  volunteers.” 

Participating Non-Profits 

Ability New Brunswick, Autism Connections, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Chipman Youth Centre, Family Enrichment FASD, Greener Village, Habitat for Humanity, Homeless Shelters IRIS Center , Jobs Unlimited, Liberty Lane, Meals on Wheels, McAdam Food Bank, Nature Trust NB, NBACL, NB Community Harvest Gardens, NB Community Residences, Needham House, Nequotkuk Health Center, OPAL Family Services, Partners for Youth and The Ville Co-Operative.

Participating Public & Corporate Partners 

5 CDSB Gagetown, BMO Fredericton, CBSA Andover, CIBC, Fredericton Parole Office GNB DNRED, GNB PETL, GNB JPS, Kind: A Design Company, Let’s Talk Real Estate, Liberty Utilities, NB Power, Project and Advisory Services (GNB), RJ Bartlett Engineering, Service New Brunswick HQ, Service New Brunswick Central Collection, GNB Tourism Heritage and Culture, Grant Thorton, Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival, The Cap and UPS Fredericton.

Learn more about all the programs and initiatives offered through United Way Central NB by visiting www.unitedwaycentral.com

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