United Way Day of Caring Kicks Off

2,300 volunteers will lend a helping hand to complete projects in and around Charlottesville Wednesday, for the United Way Day of Caring.

This year marks the 22nd annual Day of Caring. 60 different local businesses, and organizations are donating their time to complete more than 200 projects. The projects will take place in Charlottesville, Albemarle, Fluvanna, Louisa and Nelson counties.

Day of Caring organizers say the event is about spreading the spirit of volunteerism, and getting people interested and excited about helping out in the community.

"The United Way Day of Caring is one of our efforts to get people to volunteer in the community, not just the one day, but all throughout the year. We hope it's a way to introduce people to volunteering, and different organizations that need volunteers," said United Way Vice President of Marketing and Communications, Kim Connolly.

Volunteers will participate in various projects from landscaping, and painting, to helping out at local public schools.

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