Day of Caring

The goal of this event is to connect homeowners in need with volunteers ready to help complete projects for the overall benefit of an improved community. Our event is fully funded by sponsorships from strong community leaders, which means project expenses are covered by United Way.

Important Dates

Project and Volunteer Applications for 2020 Day of Caring are still open at this time.

Project Application



Project Release of Liability Waiver Form (Required)

  • Homeowners, Renters, Organizations and Referrals may be submitted for help with projects such as: painting, landscaping, outside repairs, hedge and tree trimming, raking, mulching, staining decks, building ramps, washing windows, and planting and moving flowers.
  • A Day of Caring Committee Member reviews the application, conducts a pre-assessment, and determines if we have the capacity and skill set to complete the project.

Volunteer Applications



Volunteer Release of Liability Waiver Form (Required)

  • A Team Leader assembles a group of volunteers from their workplace, church, or other organization and fills out one “Team Application.” Each volunteer on the team will fill out a volunteer waiver form
  • Individual volunteers are also encouraged to participate!


Once applications have been reviewed and pre-assessments have been completed, our Day of Caring Committee will review all projects and accept or deny based on volunteer capacity and skill set. All approved projects will then be paired with volunteers who match the necessary skill set to complete the project. Team Leaders will contact the homeowners and set up assessment times to look at the tasks and create a shopping list of materials. United Way staff, volunteers, and team captains purchase all materials and drop off supplies to the homes prior to the event.

If you or your business is interested in becoming an event sponsor for Day of Caring please fill out the form below and email it to

Sponsorship Form


THANK YOU to our 2019 sponsors:

Golden Hammer:


Auburn American Legion Post #97


Silver Screwdriver:

Team Quality Services, Inc.
Fetters Construction
DeKalb Molded Plastics
DeKalb Health
Auburn Classic Noon Lions Club
TFC Canopy

Bronze Nail:

Nucor Fastener Division
Ashley Industrial Molding
Eaton Corporation
Signature Construction
Auburn Moose
Gibsons Heating and Air
Color Master, Inc.

Green Thumb:

R.P. Wakefield Co. Inc.
Noble REMC
Beacon Credit Union
Custom Coating, Inc.
Charleston Metal Products
Heidtman Steel
Paragon Steel

Granted Funds:

Community Foundation DeKalb County