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Day of Caring

 3rd Annual Day of Caring, Saturday June 24th 

Depend and United Way of Lee County are coming together to promote healthy, active and independent living throughout an individual's life, with a focus on volunteering.

What is Day of Caring?

A community wide event which deploys teams of volunteers on-site to nonprofit organizations around the community to perform hands-on tasks. The event promotes teamwork while giving people an opportunity to volunteer and make a difference in the community.  Last year over 200 people in our community participated in the event!

What is a Day of Caring Project?

Historically projects have included building a house for Habitat for Humanity, landscaping at various nonprofit organizations, landscaping for elderly clients of Meals on Wheels and cancer patients from Home of Hope.  Cleaning, painting and organizing at various nonprofits.  Creating Little Free Library bins.  This year we are looking to do more projects that will impact the community in various ways.  If you have any ideas, please contact Jenny at 815-284-3339 or email Projects can be inside or outside, but will be located in Lee County.  

Who should participate in Day of Caring?

We encourage anyone over 9 years old to join us.  Minors must be accompanied by an adult.  

You may sign up as an individual or join as a team of co-workers, friends or family members.  

Click the links below to sign up.

1) Complete a form and mail it in by clicking here.


2) Complete a form online by clicking here.

What are the important dates?

Please sign up by June 2, 2017 for a guaranteed DOC t-shirt and to be sure you will be assigned a project.  The event is Saturday, June 24, 2017.  We will begin at 7:30 and end by 1:00.

Where do I go?

Volunteers will begin the the morning at the United Way building parking lot on 501 S. Lincoln Avenue, Dixon.  (the old Lincoln School Building) 

What should I bring?

A set of work gloves, sunscreen, a towel to wipe off sweat, sunglasses and wear old shoes, pants or shorts.  Thanks to our most recent DOC sponsors, we will provide a t-shirt, water and a small snack.


Preston Schilling Funeral Homes Ltd.

If you have any questions before that please call Jenny Koch at 815-284-3339.