Day of Caring

17 September 2015

Friday, September 11 was the United Way’s annual Day of Caring. This is a day of service in the Hampton Roads community when hundreds of volunteers from local companies and organizations make a difference at local nonprofits and public schools, and in the lives of students and clients by completing much-needed projects.

Volunteers from Checkered Flag Motor Car Company gave of their time to build scarecrows with the children of the YMCA Early Discoveries program at Shelton Park Elementary School in Virginia Beach.

Donations of newspapers, old button-down shirts, pants, belts, ties, hats and gloves were gathered to give each scarecrow a uniqueness of its own. After a kick-off breakfast, the volunteers and children got to work expressing their creativity and making the scarecrows come to life!

The United Way’s Day of Caring was established in 1991 to promote the spirit of volunteerism, increase awareness of local human service organization and demonstrate how people working together for the common good can accomplish great things.