Day of Caring 2022
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Otsego County United Way Day of Caring

The Otsego County United Way is gearing up for its Day of Caring. Traditionally, Day of Caring engages around 100 individuals to complete a day of service for our community. This year there will be a morning rally on September 9, starting at 8:30 am, under the Pavilion downtown and then will disperse to their projects. Projects are made up of teams, to work on a wide variety of things like working at the Otsego Conservation Demonstration Gardens, renovating the Discovery Center, and painting a childcare room at NEMSCA. After volunteering, everyone is invited to congregate again for a celebration lunch under the pavilion. Volunteers, volunteer sites, and those impacted by the tornado are invited to attend. This year’s event is sponsored by Consumers Energy and holds special meaning as the community continues to respond to the needs of the tornado survivors. Both OCUW and Consumer's have been vital in the community healing post tornado.

When and Where

When: September 9th, 2022

Time: 8:30 AM- 12:00 PM

Where: 116 E. Fifth St., Gaylord, MI, 49735

8:30 AM: Meet at the Pavilion on Main (116 E. Fifth St. Gaylord, MI 49735) for a kick-off breakfast and gifts. 

9:00 AM: You will head to your volunteer station for your projects. 

12:00 PM: Lunch will be provided by Consumers Energy back at the pavilion.

How to get involved!

We invite you to join us as we come together as a community. Otsego County United Way & Consumers Energy will celebrate this Day of Caring with you on September 9, 2022.

Please review the available slots and click on the button to sign up.

Pigeon River Discovery Center: Assemble a table, modify an exhibit, move artifacts. 

Gaylord Bowling Center: Wainscoting lounge walls.

Otsego Conservation District- Community Garden: General garden work. Outside work.

PoWer! Book Bags: Stuffing book bags for local students and children

Otsego County Library: Washing Windows- inside and out.

The Caring Closet: Seasonal change over.

Tornado Related Projects

Available To Help Where Needed

Thank you!