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Day of Caring 2018

2018 Nancy Jackson Memorial Day of Caring  :: 9.6.18The 24th Annual Nancy Jackson Memorial Day of Caring, presented by NBT Bank, is being held in Lackawanna and Wayne Counties on September 6th! Marking the start of the United Way’s annual campaign, hundreds of volunteers will roll up their sleeves and make a difference by working with the United Way and one of our agency or program partners for the day. Projects include landscaping, painting, cleaning, maintenance, revitalization, client interaction and scores of other critical tasks to benefit the local organizations making a difference in our community every day!

 

Over the past 23 years, nearly 11,500 volunteershave given more than 62,000 hours of service, and the value of the more than 1,000 projects they've completed during Day of Caring is nearly $3 million!

 

Please join us and make a difference today!

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Day at Camp

September 06 at 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
By: Northeastern Pennsylvania Council, Boy Scouts of America

Help in many different capacities is needed at our camp in Wayne County, Goose Pond Scout Reservation!  We have projects for almost anyone and any skill level - painting/staining, wood splitting/stacking, mowing, storing equipment for winter, prepping cabins, raking, general cleaning, as well as a need for specialized trade skills like carpentry, electrical and plumbing.

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SPOTS JUST OPENED! Organizing Angel's Attic

September 06 at 9am-12pm
By: United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania

Angel's Attic - folding and hanging clothes. 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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Fun and Games at Abington Manor

September 06 at 1 pm - 4 pm
By: Serving Seniors, Inc.
Volunteers will provided friendly visitation, assist with various activities and interact with residents. No special skills needed. Volunteers will report to: Mary Louise Kranick, Activity Director.
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Flower Delivery

September 06 at 8am - 1pm
By: Victims' Intervention Program
Sort and deliver flowers to area businesses and homes that were pre-ordered.
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Helping To Prepare For Our Fall Fundraiser

September 06 at 9am - 12pm
By: The Cooperage Project
We are looking for some helping hands to help us prepare our building for our fall fundraising event. Tasks needing to be completed for the day are mopping, sweeping, cleaning windows, arranging furniature, groundskeeping tasks and organizing materials.
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Summer Fun at Scranton Health Care Center

September 06 at 10 am - 3 pm
By: Serving Seniors, Inc.
Volunteers need to provide friendly visitation to the residents at Scranton Health Care Center. Assist with various planned games and activities. Volunteers will interact with residents. No special skills needed. Volunteers will report to: Sara Egers, Activities Director
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Connors Park Cleanup

September 06 at 9am-12pm
By: United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania
In preparation for our Welcoming Scranton event on September 15, UNC needs volunteers to make sure Connors Park in South Side and the area around it is clean and ready for the event!
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Wellness Equipment Cleaning

September 06 at 9-3
By: Greater Scranton YMCA
The Greater Scranton YMCA is in need of volunteers to help clean wellness equipment.
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Multi-Purpose Room Painting

September 06 at 9-3
By: Greater Scranton YMCA
The Greater Scranton YMCA is need of volunteers to help paint its multi-purpose room!
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Adult Day Care basic outdoor maintenance

September 06 at 9am - 2pm
By: Telespond Senior Services, Inc.
Outdoor: lawn care and building maintenance, cleaning client transport vans indoor and out. Indoor: painting interior walls and some socializing with clients
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Touch Up Painting Upstairs Fitness Room

September 06 at 9:00-12:00
By: Wayne County YMCA
A section of the room has been re done and needs have a base coat and then be painted. The rest of the room needs to be touched up. Possibly a little repair needed if someone can do patching. 
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Meadow Avenue - Painting

September 06 at 9am-4pm
By: The Arc of Northeastern Pennsylvania
Painting hallways
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Sanders Street - Landscaping/Staining

September 06 at 9am-4pm
By: The Arc of Northeastern Pennsylvania

Hedge Trimming; Stain Ramps; Weeding

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Silver Meadow Drive - Landscaping/Staining

September 06 at 9am-4pm
By: The Arc of Northeastern Pennsylvania
Weeding front of house; Planting; Edging; Mulching; Stain Front Ramp; Spread Gravel in Parking Area
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Chesterfield Lane - Landscaping

September 06 at 9am-4pm
By: The Arc of Northeastern Pennsylvania
Weeding front of house and along bank; Hedge Trimming
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Robinson Park - Landscaping

September 06 at 9am-4pm
By: The Arc of Northeastern Pennsylvania
Hedge Trimming - all around building, especially shrubs in front of building; Weeding; Edging; Mulching
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Club Clean up

September 06 at 9am-12pm
By: Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeastern Pennsylvania
General Club cleanup both in doors and weather permitting outdoors.  
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St. Anthony's Haven Men & Women Shelter-Needs a shine

September 06 at 9 am - 4 pm
By: Catholic Social Services of Lackawanna/Wayne Counties
St Anthony's Men and Women Emergency Shelter is in need of general painting and summer cleaning.
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Mural and general outdoor painting

September 06 at 9am-12pm
By: Day Nursery Association
We will be painting a mural on a small wall at the front of the building. Some artistic ability is a plus for this project, but not necessary. 
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Playground Equipment Prep-Work and Assembly!

September 06 at 9-3
By: Greater Scranton YMCA
The Greater Scranton YMCA is in need of volunteers to prep the area in the back of its facility where new playground equipment will be installed. 
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