20 Years of Caring

Thank you to everyone who celebrated our 20th anniversary Day of Caring and helped us kick off our 99th annual fundraising campaign! Throughout the day, nearly 1400 individuals from 25 local companies completed more than 90 projects all around Kent County! Included in the day were opportunities for volunteers to mentor elementary students, renovate low-income homes, prepare healthy meals, beautify landscapes, and improve parks. There was a project open to the public at the Equest Center in Rockford where over 100 volunteers gathered to help out. See photos from the day here

United Way is at the forefront of connecting companies looking for new ways to engage employees in volunteering. Service days like Day of Caring provide the opportunity for employees to give back through service while exposing them to the needs of the community and accessible local agencies. In the last 20 years, United Way has mobilized more than 30,000 local volunteers through Day of Caring!

Thanks to all of the volunteers and their companies:

Spectrum Health
Consumers Energy
DTE Energy
Wolverine Worldwide
Farmers Insurance
Eaton Aerospace
Our Daily Bread
Fifth Third Bank
Kent School Services Network - KSSN
North American Fuel
Macatawa Bank
Trinity United Methodist Church of Grand Rapids, MI
G&T Industries
Cascade Engineering
Ranir LLC
Hungerford Nichols CPAs + AdvisorsLacks Enterprises, Inc.
Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber, Inc.
At Your Service Valet
Mercantile Bank of Michigan

Thank you to these companies for their in-kind donations:

Heeren Brothers
Complete weddings + events Michigan
Michigan Drone Pros - Drone Aerial Photographers
John Ball Zoo - The City of Grand Rapids
Katy Batdorff Photography
Jim Gebben Photography
McKay Tower