On Friday, September 27th, The United
Way of Rockland County
held its 20th Annual Day of Caring – the largest day of corporate
community service in Rockland
County. Over 280 volunteers from local companies spent
the day donating their time and talents to non-profits around the county. It is
estimated that over the last 20 years, 5,000 volunteers have donated
time/services valued at over $650,000.
The day started with a kickoff breakfast and rally at Provident Bank
Park, home of the
Rockland Boulders. Breakfast was supplied by Ovations Food Services and
Rockland Bakery. The crowd was entertained by the Nanuet High School Concert
Choir and by the school’s Drumline. Also, thanks to the Boulders, the United Way of Rockland’s new campaign
video was debuted on the Jumbotron. The volunteers then went directly to their
projects. Each volunteer received a special shirt to commemorate their services
that day. The Day of Caring sponsors are listed on the back of that shirt.
“This event would not be possible without the generosity of our sponsors and
donors,” said Mimi Vilord, President & CEO of United Way of Rockland.