29th Annual Day of Caring

About the Event

United Way of Broward CountyDay of Caring

Presented By

Memorial Healthcare System

On Friday, March 5th join us as we kick off our Annual Day of Caring - virtually - while working together to impact our neighbors in need.

Click the video below to hear a special message from our President/CEO, Kathleen Cannon and learn how YOU can get involved!

Event Details

Next Event Dates
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Casandra Henriquez
954.453.3752 | volunteer@UnitedWayBroward.org


Join us LIVE via Zoom
at 10AM for the Official Kickoff 
Prizes will be given away during the event!

Please deliver all donations by the end of the day on Friday, March 5th!

 

Students Get Hours for Day of Caring 💥!

Students can get up to 5 volunteer hours for taking part in the activities listed below. Remember to complete hours outside of school time.  We ask that you post pictures and tag us on social media #DayofCaringBroward 

Click here to submit your hours by Monday, March 8th.

1. CREATE A SHOEBOX

Step 1: You can provide essential daily items to a man, woman or child in need. Decorate a shoebox and fill it with toiletries, such as: 

  • travel-size shampoo
  • deodorant
  • travel-size soap
  • toothbrush and toothpaste
  • travel-size lotion
  • hair comb/brush
  • sunblock
  • lip balm
  • adhesive bandages
  • hand towels 
  • antibiotic ointment
  • socks 
  • tampons
  • panty liners
  • travel-size water bottles
  • rain ponchos
  • resealable zipper storage bags
  • prepaid phone cards
  • pens
  • journal
  • rag

We cannot accept medicine, food, sewing kits, used or opened items.

Step 2: Wrap Your Shoebox
IMG_0536.JPGHave fun and be creative! Those who will receive the box will feel like they are receiving a special gift. 

Step 3: Write a Note of Encouragement
Those who are receiving the boxes are going through a difficult time, provide a note with words of encouragement that will brighten their day. 

Step 4: Take Pictures with Your Box & Win a Prize
Share them with us on social media by tagging us Facebook/Twitter @unitedwaybc and Instagram @unitedwayofbroward
Your tagged box will be voted on by a team of United Way of Broward County volunteers. The winning box will receive a prize!  

Click here to download a shareable graphic for social media!
 

Drop Off Locations: 

  • Life NET 4 Families
    • 1 NW 33rd Terrace, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
    • 7:00AM - 3:00PM Monday - Friday
    • Friday, March 5th 7:00AM - 4:30PM (they are staying extra for you!)
  • Broward Partnership for the Homeless
    •  920 NW 7th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
    • 7:00AM - 7:00PM every day


2. Collect Food and drop them off at our local pantries

Items Needed:

  • Canned Meats
  • Canned Tuna
  • Soup
  • Spaghettios
  • Chef Boyardee products
  • Ritz Crackers
  • Rice
  • Pasta
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Condiments
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Dish Detergent
  • Peanut Butter
  • Jelly

Share on your social media channels the good work you are doing in the community by donating food, click here to download a shareable graphic!

Drop Off Locations: 

  • Life NET 4 Families
    • 1 NW 33rd Terrace, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
    • 7:00AM - 3:00PM Monday - Friday
    • Friday, March 5th 7:00AM - 4:30PM (they are staying extra for you!)
  • Broward Partnership for the Homeless
    •  920 NW 7th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
    • 7:00AM - 7:00PM every day


3. Advocacy

Your voice matters! Click the link below to access our Day of Caring Advocacy Toolkit. In just four easy steps, you will be able to send a message to your State Representative and State Senator urging them to support legislation that will help thousands of ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) families across Florida as they struggle to keep a roof over their head during these trying times. 

Click Here to View the Toolkit 

Share on your social media channels the good work you are doing in the community by advocating, click here to download a shareable graphic!


Thank You to Our Sponsors

Day of Caring