Day of Caring

United Way of Story County's Day of Caring is an annual event held the first Friday after Labor Day, following the LIVE UNITED campaign kickoff breakfast event. Businesses provide volunteers who help agencies complete projects around the county. The 2015 event brought together 600 volunteers from 30+ businesses and 22 Iowa State University departments to complete 55 projects at 33 agencies. From painting to landscaping to cleaning to reading, when you get that many people helping, it's a true county-wide Day of Caring!
View a compilation of photos on Facebook.
The 2016 event will take place Friday, Sept. 9.
This year, United Way of Story County is partnering with the Volunteer Center of Story County (VCSC) to pair volunteers up with the available opportunities that best fit their needs and/or skills. Whether you are an agency with a volunteer opportunity that you need help with or a company that wants to give back and volunteer, we would love to hear from you! Please email Ashley Maurer with the VCSC or call 515-268-5323.

If you filled out a request for projects, grants are available (max $100) to help cover the cost of materials. Submit a grant application by July 31.


If you have any questions, please contact Kim Mack at or (515) 268-5142.


Thanks for your participation!