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Day of Caring


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 150 people in our community participated in the event!

What is a Day of Caring Project?

Examples include simple landscaping, painting, cleaning, or organizational projects.  Projects can be inside or outside, but will be located in Lee County.  

Who should participate in Day of Caring?

We encourage anyone over 10 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.

To volunteer simply do one of the following:

Complete a form and mail it in by clicking here.

Complete a form online by clicking here.

What are the important dates?

Please sign up by June 1st for a guaranteed DOC t-shirt and to be sure you will be assigned to a project.  The event is always the Saturday after June 21st, the longest day of the year.  We will begin at 7:30AM and end by 12:30PM.

Where do I go?

Volunteers will begin the the morning at the upper parking lot of KSB Town Square Centre on the corner of West 2nd Street and Galena.

What should I bring?

We ask that you bring any gardening tools you have that our easy to transport.  A set of work gloves and wear old shoes, pants or shorts.  You may also want a towel if it gets hot that day. 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.