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Day of Caring

3rd Annual Day of Caring,

Saturday June 24th


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 are an agency or nonprofit in the area and want to apply for a project, click the project application for agencies here

If you are elderly or homebound and live in Lee County, we may be able to help with yard work.  click the project application here

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 and have transportation to and from the project sites.  

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


2) Complete a form online by clicking


Can a business be a sponsor to help defray some costs?

YES!!  We are looking for cash sponsorships of $200 or a combination of cash and in-kind donations valued at the same level.  In-kind donations include water, granola bars, bagels, donuts, brown bags, napkins. Please fill out the sponsorship form ASAP.

What are the important dates?

Please sign up by June 8, 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 with check in at 8:00 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 DOC sponsors, we will provide a t-shirt, water and a small snack.

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

Thanks to our sponsors!!