United Way NSV Day Of Caring Mobilizing 800+ Volunteers On September 15th

United Way NSV Day Of Caring
Mobilizing 800+ Volunteers On September 15th


Winchester, VA September 9th, 2021 - This year, Day of Caring, presented by First Bank, will cover 105 projects by 41 local teams of volunteers on September 15th. The annual event was established to promote the spirit and value of volunteerism, and is the largest community service day in the Shenandoah Valley. This year, the event will again be carried out with a number of safety measures in place in order to keep all participants safe.


United Way NSV has seen a huge increase in the requests for help throughout the region and believes that volunteers can make a huge difference.


“This day is intended to be a demonstration that great things can be accomplished when we all work together for the good of the community,” said Day of Caring Chairwoman Beth Falu. “It also gives us a chance to thank and celebrate United Way and the agencies in our valley for always stepping up to the plate when disaster strikes or unfortunate circumstances hit. Through this trying time, we've been determined to find another way to keep this going, and we are so glad to be able to work together to do so.”


Some of the projects occurring this year including beautifying homes, painting a seven story assisted living center, sorting food donations and helping with maintenance and landscaping around nonprofit facilities. United Way NSV is once again taking extra precautions and adhering to CDC guidelines to ensure safety for all who participate. United Way will also be providing masks for all volunteers and requiring them to be worn for the entire day of service.


The traditional large group morning kick-off continues this year, but in a new format. On Day of Caring from 8:00am-9:30am, participants are encouraged to attend a Drive-Through Day of Caring Kickoff at Shenandoah University’s Wilkins Athletic Center, (1188 Ralph Shockey Dr, Winchester, VA 22602). Participants will enjoy drive-through breakfast sponsored by Costco, giveaways from sponsors and even a car selfie station! Volunteers are invited to “slow-roll” through the party and enjoy Shenandoah University’s Cheerleaders and Pep-Band!


“In this time of uncertainty it’s inspiring to know that hundreds of people in our community still have the energy and selflessness to give of themselves to help their neighbors and community,” said Elise Stine-Dolinar, Senior Director of Advancement for United Way NSV.


For more information on the Day of Caring visit the United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley website http://www.unitedwaynsv.org/day-caring or contact the United Way office at 540-536-1610.



We invite you to join us for several press and photo opportunities at the following locations and times:



Day of Caring, September 15, 2021


8:00AM            Drive Through Kick-Off Breakfast (8:00am-9:30am)
Shenandoah University’s Wilkins Athletic Center
1188 Ralph Shockey Dr, Winchester, VA 22602


9:30AM            Foundation of the State Arboretum                   

400 Blandy Farm Lane, Boyce              
Volunteers:  Navy Federal Credit Union

                        Volunteer Work: Clearing trails and outdoor maintenance


10:00AM          Museum of the Shenandoah Valley
901 Amherst Street, Winchester

Volunteers: Navy Federal Credit Union
Volunteer Work: Help with garden and trail maintenance at the MSV


10:00AM          Community Care and Learning Center
197 E. Lee Highway, New Market
Volunteers: Thermo Fisher Scientific
Volunteer Work: Painting walls- indoors


10:30AM          Freemont Street Nursery

533 Fremont Street, Winchester

Volunteers: Tolley Dental, First Bank

Volunteer Work: Dental exams for children, maintenance and painting for the facility (Not all children may be photographed at this location)


11:00AM          Congregational Community Action Project (C-CAP)

112 S. Kent Street, Winchester 
Volunteers: Shenandoah University
Volunteer Work: Painting and reorganizing the food pantry


11:00AM          Page Alliance for Community Action
200 Memorial Drive, Luray

Volunteers: Valley Health

Volunteer Work: Weed, Water, Harvest, Spread Mulch in Community Garden


11:30AM          Strasburg Heritage Association

326 W Queen Street, Strasburg

Volunteers: First Bank

Volunteer Work: Cemetery clean-up of the oldest public cemetery in Strasburg.


12:00PM           Blue Ridge Habitat for Humanity

Woodland Drive, Winchester Virginia   
Volunteers: Continental and Navy Federal

Volunteer Work: Winchester City Habitat Repair Project exterior clean-up and landscaping


1:00PM            Winchester House (Shenandoah Fellowship Foundation)
27 S. Cameron Street, Winchester
Volunteers: Shenandoah Valley Orthodontics, Shenandoah Fit, City of Winchester, & Shockey
Volunteer Work: Painting 7 stories of the building - the main hallways & trimwork and possibly a multipurpose room. Outside landscaping - removal of plants, bed clean up, placement of weed cloth and place mulch, Hauling bagged or boxed items from our location to a donation site. Apartment Cleaning/Organizing (Deep clean of kitchen/dust/vacuum/maybe help with closet purge/organization)


1:00PM            SPCA Thrift Shop
1944 Abrams Creek, Winchester

                        Volunteers: Trex
Volunteer Work: Assistance is needed with a floor move and deep clean.


3:00PM            TGI Fridays

                        111 East Tevis St, Winchester, VA 22601

                        After Party for volunteers