United Way of Northwest Louisiana will host its annual Day of Caring on Friday, May 12.  Day of Caring is the largest single-day, community-wide volunteer event in Northwest Louisiana. The event hosts more than 500 volunteers representing nearly 50 local businesses and involves nearly 40 local nonprofits.

Volunteers are the backbone to nonprofit organizations. Nonprofits don’t always have the financial resources or manpower to hire outside help or complete all the things that are needed for upkeep. That’s where volunteers come in. During Day of Caring, a team of 5-15 people are partnered with a nonprofit agency to complete a project such as repainting a wall, clearing out a storage shed, organizing recent donations and more.

United Way is seeking businesses and organizations who are interested in building employee morale, connecting with our community and having a memorable experience to create teams of participants. Teams will have the opportunity to visit a local nonprofit and gain an understanding of their everyday operations.

The morning of Friday, May 12 will begin with a kickoff breakfast at the Horseshoe Bossier City Riverdome. Teams will receive their event t-shirts, get briefed on the day ahead, then spread throughout Shreveport/Bossier City to begin projects at their assigned sites. Completing the day will be a wrap-up party at the Whiskey Roadhouse also inside Horseshoe Bossier City.

To start a team or for questions on how to get involved by becoming a sponsor, please contact Jennifer Horton: Phone: 318-677-2504 x123; Email: volunteer@unitedwaynwla.org