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The 25th Annual Nancy Jackson Memorial Day of Caring, presented by NBT Bank, will be held in Lackawanna and Wayne Counties on September 5th!
Marking the start of the United Way’s annual campaign, hundreds of volunteers roll up their sleeves and make a difference by working with the United Way, one of our partner agencies 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!
Volunteer teams are comprised of employees, students, teachers, business and government leaders and other community-minded citizens. The volunteer 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!
The United Way's Nancy Jackson Memorial Day of Caring has been an annual tradition of caring since 1994 and has grown to become the premiere volunteer effort in our community with the value of completed projects over the past 25 years surpassing $3 million! Day of Caring and our Youth Day of Caring programs were founded by long-time United Way volunteer Nancy Jackson Matthews who chaired bothe events annually until she passed away in 2016 after a valiant battle with cancer. Since Nancy began Day of Caring 25 years ago, the program flourished under her guidance and leadership, receving state-wide and national recognition. Since 1994, nearly 12,000 volunteers have given more than 63,000 hours of service worth nearly $3 million. However, it is the tens of thousands of individuals in need whose live have been touched by Nancy's passion and dedication that are her true legaacy to our community. To honor Nancy's memory, both Youth and Day of Caring have been renamed in her honor.
For more information, please contact Nikki Keller, VP of Community Impact Marketing, 570.343.1267 x237.