DAY OF CARING
Day of Caring is a single-day event that brings together hundreds of caring employees from different corporate organizations across the country to volunteer with United Way Ghana through community service. The annual event was previously marked on or around Valentine’s Day to redirect the spirit of love and compassion inherent in the Valentine’s Day tradition towards community building activities. Over the years, this community investment program has been rescheduled to coincide with United Way’s Day of Action in June, celebrated worldwide by other United Ways in various countries and territories.
Since 2006, UW Ghana has organized 11 Day of Caring events, with support from 2,301 Volunteers using 9,204 volunteer hours to impact the lives of 12,012 people nationwide.
United Way Ghana’s Workplace Giving (WPG) campaign unites employees in all offices or branches of a company, and gives them an opportunity to donate, volunteer and speak out for causes that matter to them. With a small contribution deducted from staff monthly salaries, an organization is empowered to collectively make a significant difference in a community. You can see the results in your own backyard, even as you’re part of a larger mission to affect change worldwide.
The workforce campaign is about more than raising money for worthy causes; it also strengthens connections between employees and their community.