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United Way to recruit 480 Days of Caring volunteers by weeks’ end


September 16, 2010

480 volunteers are still needed to fill this year’s slate of Days of Caring projects, taking place at sites around Snohomish County Friday, Sept. 24, and Saturday, Sept. 25. Team and individuals interested in participating can sign up at through Friday, Sept. 17.

Slots at many of this year’s 69 hands-on projects are available both Friday and Saturday. Benefitting local nonprofit agencies, jobs include painting, grounds clean-up, roof repair and reading to elementary students.

Last year, 1,062 Days of Caring volunteers spent time at 56 project sites, giving more than 6,300 hours valued at $129,000. In 2010, 800 volunteers have registered to-date.

To get involved, contact The Volunteer Center at United Way of Snohomish County at or 425.374.5534.

United Way is a community impact organization that has served Snohomish County for nearly 70 years. With an emphasis on local health and human services, United Way of Snohomish County is focused on solving the underlying causes of problems through grants and strategic initiatives, including: the 2-1-1 information line, the Volunteer Center, Born Learning, Early Learning, Youth Developmental Assets, Individual Development Accounts and a Free Tax Preparation campaign. To find out more about United Way of Snohomish County, including how you can give, advocate and volunteer, please visit


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