For 19 years, The United Way of Licking County successfully organized a Day of Caring, a day of community service projects and volunteerism to benefit the residents in their community. To mark their 20th year, the nonprofit organization decided to expand its Day of Caring to a full week. The Basement Doctor was proud to participate as one of 12 site sponsors, donating both time and the use of a truck to help collect donated items throughout the week.

The mission of The United Way of Licking County is to unite the community to improve people’s lives in the areas of education, health and income. The Week of Caring event gave residents a chance to get involved without the limitation of one business day. The week kicked off on September 21, and ran through September 27. In addition to traditional volunteer projects, the Week of Caring featured themed donation drives. Each day of the week, residents could drop off items at multiple sites throughout the county to match that day’s particular theme. Themes included books and baby needs, toiletries and blood drives, animal needs, and kids’ coats.

Over the years, The Basement Doctor has been involved in many different capacities with The United Way of Licking County. As a donation site sponsor for this event, we helped coordinate volunteers in the mornings and the afternoons throughout the week to collect and distribute the donated items.

“Items went to several different charities around Licking County, including Goodwill, local food pantries and animal shelters,” said Sarah Witt, HR Director for The Basement Doctor. “Our trucks were stuffed to the top with all of the donated items.”