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Working Together: Volunteers Impact Sonoma County

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Working Together: Volunteers Impact Sonoma County

More than 700 volunteers in Sonoma County participated in the United Way of the Wine Country’s Day of Caring event. Volunteers from the City of Santa Rosa and County of Sonoma came together at Sonoma County’s Administration Center for a kick-off rally before departing to over 40 projects at local nonprofit organizations. Keysight Technologies volunteers met at each nonprofit site and completed over 20 projects. Donations of children’s books benefiting the Free Bookmobile of Sonoma County, clothes for all ages benefiting Goodwill, and nonperishable food items benefiting Redwood Empire Food Bank were also collected throughout the day.  

“United Way’s Day of Caring promotes volunteerism which strengthens our community,” explained Mike Kallhoff, United Way of the Wine Country President and CEO. “In addition to necessary projects being completed throughout our area, volunteers feel a sense of ownership and responsibility for the wellbeing of our local community.” 

New this year, United Way has expanded Day of Caring to offer multiple Days of Caring throughout the year. September’s Day of Caring was just the first of many. The change was made based on feedback received from several partner organizations that need volunteer help for projects year-round. In order to meet this need, United Way will work individually with local organizations to coordinate Days of Caring, matching each organization’s employees with volunteer projects at local nonprofits throughout the year. 

For more information about United Way’s Days of Caring, please contact Kelly Musca at 707-528-4484 ext. 115 or kelly.musca@unitedwaywinecountry.org.