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Day of Caring 2017

Lend your muscle! Nancy Jackson Memorial Day of Caring

 

Our annual Day of Caring is one great day of giving back!

On Thursday, September 7th you're invited to roll up your sleeves and make a difference by joining hundreds of volunteers throughout Lackawanna and Wayne Counties. Work hands-on to improve lives and create lasting, positive change in our community with United Way’s Nancy Jackson Memorial Day of Caring! This one-day volunteer endeavor has been an annual tradition of caring since 1994 and has grown to be the premiere volunteer effort in our community with the value of completed projects through the years surpassing the $2.5 million mark.

The volunteer projects include landscaping, painting, cleaning, maintenance, beautification, direct client interaction and scores of other critical tasks to benefit the local organizations making a difference in our community everyday.

Pitch in. Give back. Join us.

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Demolition and Clean-up of Community Space for Meals on Wheels

September 07 at 9 am - 3 pm
By: Meals on Wheels of NEPA
We could use 10-25 people for Day of Caring to help us with a project which will entail interior demolition and  clean-up for a community space.
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Light Landscaping at Scout Service Center

September 07 at 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
By: Northeastern Pennsylvania Council, Boy Scouts of America

Volunteers are needed to assist at the Scout Service Center in Moosic with work around the grounds. We're looking for help with some landscaping work (mulching, cutting shrubs, weeding beds, maintaining edging, planting, etc).

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End of Summer Picnic

September 07 at 10 am - 2 pm
By: Serving Seniors, Inc.

Geisinger-Mountain View Care Center is holding an end of the Summer Picnic at McDade Park**

Volunteers needed to provide freindly visitation.

Assist with various activities and games.

Help serving residents lunch.

No special skills required. M

Maximum 10 volunteers.

10:00 am to 2:00 pm

REPORT AT THE PARK PAVILLION TO TRICIA CAPWELL, ACTIVITIES DIRECTOR 

** SHOULD THE PAVILLION AT McDADE PARK NOT BE AVAILABLE, EVENT WILL BE HELD AT GEISINGER-MOUNTAIN VIEW CARE CENTER. 

 

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Summer Fun at Scranton Health Care Center

September 07 at 10 am - 2 pm
By: Serving Seniors, Inc.

Volunteers needed to provide friendly visitation to the residents at Scranton Health Care Center.  

Assist with various planned games and activities.  Help serve lunch to the residents.  Interact with residents.  No special skilles needed.

Sara Eger, Activitiy Director

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Baby Pantry helper

September 07 at 9am-12pm
By: St. Joseph's Center
Volunteers will help to move the seasonal clothing between storage and the Pantry. Out will move the Spring/Summer and in will come the Fall/Winter outfits.  Some sorting may be needed but most of the clothing items are presorted so volunteers will be instructed where everything is to be placed. 
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Landscape/Window Washing Abington Senior Center

September 07 at 9am-2pm
By: Telespond Senior Services, Inc.

Clean up the grounds.

Wash exterior and interior windows.

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Painting Telespond

September 07 at 9am - 2pm
By: Telespond Senior Services, Inc.
Paint a 20'x40' medical room
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Clean transportation vans Telespond

September 07 at 9am - 2pm
By: Telespond Senior Services, Inc.
Clean handicap transportation vans inside and out.
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Adult Day Care Client Interaction Telespond

September 07 at 9am - 2pm
By: Telespond Senior Services, Inc.
Spend time with Adult Day Care clients doing arts & crafts, telling stories, exercising, playing games, etc.
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Landscape/Gardening Telespond

September 07 at 9am - 2pm
By: Telespond Senior Services, Inc.
Landscape Clean-Up   Garden and Grounds
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Bellevue Child Care Center

September 07 at 9:00 to 3:00
By: United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania
The Bellevue Child Care Center is in need of people to do general cleaning and maintenance, washing windows, outdoor weeding, etc. 
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United Neighborhood - Community Services Dept.

September 07 at 9:00 - 3:30 PM
By: United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania
Angel's Attic - folding and hanging clother.  Packing food bags, stocking shelves in the food pantry.  Also, light cleaning inside and outside of the building which may include picking up trash, washing windows and other tasks.
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West Side Active Adult Center & Cabrini Apartments

September 07 at 9;00 AM to 2:00 PM
By: United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania
The volunteers will be doing a rotation (between both locations within walking distance of one another) of outside cleanup, landscaping, cleaning storage closets & working directly with the seniors by serving lunch, playing games, etc. with them.
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Help us Package Campaign Supplies!

September 07 at 9 am - 12 pm
By: United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties

The annual United Way Campaign will officially kick-off on Day of Caring and we need your help packaging and counting campaign supplies for workplace campaigns (like yours!).

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Flower delivery for fundraiser

September 07 at 9-12
By: Victims' Intervention Program
Deliver pre-ordered flowers to businesses
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Indoor Clean Up at the Library

September 07 at 9:30 am- 3 pm
By: Wayne County Public Library
An average of 170-210 people come through the library in the summer and our building is from the 1860s. We always need help with cleaning. If you are able to help with dusting, sweeping, wiping down elevators, cleaning children's area toys/puzzles, pulling books off shelves and spraying some pledge to get us ready for winter we'd appreciate it. 
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Outdoor Clean Up at the Library

September 07 at 9:30 am- 3pm
By: Wayne County Public Library
Our Building is from the 1860's so we are always in need of assistance when it comes to keeping it beautiful. We could use help in washing down our front porch, windows, gutters, weeding our back patio, fall prep in the area of cutting back and clearing brush, along with perhaps some planting of perrenials in honor of our Friends Group's 25th Anniversary. If you like to work outside- bring some tools and head up to the Wayne County Library for an outdoor clean up day. We will provide as many tools/as much equipment as possible but if you have something you think might help- please toss it in the car! 
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Painting

September 07 at 9:00am - 3pm
By: Wayne County YMCA
A room in the fitnes center needs a fresh coat of paint. May need to do some prepping prior to painting.
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United Way Day of Caring

September 07 at 9 AM - 3 PM (appx)
By: Women's Resource Center
The Women's Resource Center is in need of volunteers to undertake painting of some outside areas of the building. In the event of inclement weather, there are indoor painting needs that can be completed. 
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