Sunday, September 23, 2012

United Way: Day of Caring

Every year the company I work for participates in the United Way Day of Caring. On this single day, more than 12,000 volunteers spread out across King County to complete more than 440 projects for various organizations needing some extra hands. This year we were paired up with The Healing Center, which is a grief-support community for adults, children, and families, offering a unique, long-term, multi-faceted approach to grief support.  Instead of going work, instead I meet up with my co-workers at The Healing Center, put on my gloves and went to work.

Ready to get started.
We painted thier garage in preperation for turning it into a "throw paint at the walls" room for teens.
We planted new flowers in the planters by the front entry.
We washed all the toys in the play rooms.
There were a ton of toys to wash, but we washed every single last one!
We all had a lot of fun helping out The Healing Center with some of thier projects. It is amazing to hear all the things The Healing Center is able to do with limited budgets and limited hours in the day. It was a great experience and I can't to volunteer again next year!

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