Each spring, the United Way of P.E.I. gears up for its Day of Caring to help out the community by offering support to Islanders. The objective of the event is to pair corporate volunteers, who are given the day off with pay, with various community and individual projects on the Island.
In 2014, the organization's event will take place on May 30 and 31.
This year, the organization will be joining 175 volunteers with 33 projects across the Island. This year marks the biggest year to date for the event.
Participating corporations include Novartis, CGI, UPEI, RBC, Advantage Communications, Red Shores, P.E.I. Bag Company, Town of Stratford and Bell Aliant.
"Without the participation of these corporations and their employees, it would not be possible for to give back to so many community organizations and members," notes the release from the United Way.
With a breakfast at Top of the Park kicking off the day, volunteers will complete painting, landscaping and spring cleaning projects Island-wide. This year's supported non-profit organizations include Canoe Cove Christian Camp, Summerside Boys & Girls Club, Wellington Boys & Girls Club, Restore, Habitat for Humanity, Scouts Canada, P.E.I. Humane Society, Elmsdale Community Centre, Murphy's Community Centre, Voices for Children Coalition, Family Violence Prevention Centre, Town of Montague and 14 individuals across the Island.
Day of Caring organizers are asking the public to show their support for the event's volunteers by honking their horn when driving by any of the various sites across the Island. United Way of P.E.I./Day of Caring signs will be posted on properties indicating their participation.