Changing the Story: Days of Caring

by Kellie Cochrane

Wolverine Pipeline Employees hard at work on their Day of Caring project!

While we know how important raising the combined $15.3 million is for our regional community, we also know that money alone won’t solve everything.  Which is why we’re thrilled to see so many of our corporate partners step up not just for workplace campaigns, but for volunteering as well.  Days of Caring are United Way supported volunteering events that happen year round in the community, and this past month we’ve had plenty of companies participate!

September Days of Caring projects have shown us a lot of companies that aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty: Pfizer and Wolverine Pipeline employees both helped out with landscaping and grounds cleanup for the Boy and Girl Scouts of America, while Target employees rolled up their sleeves washing vans for Residential Opportunities Inc.  Kellogg Company, including CEO and President John Bryant, helped distribute food at the Upton Avenue Original Church of God.  Post Cereals and Ralston took time to help out at the Food Bank of South Central Michigan and Bronson Battle Creek got involved at the Charitable Union.  W.K. Kellogg Foundation participants got plenty of fresh air and fun with their projects with the Cheff Center and Binder Park Zoo!

We’re so pleased to see so many great companies lending a hand to our community through engaging volunteering experiences.  If you’d like to host a Day of Caring with your company or want to participate in a volunteering project yourself or as a group, or family, contact either HandsOn Battle Creek or Volunteer Kalamazoo.  Together, we can change the story.