Make September 21 Your United Way 'Day of Caring'
This year, Jefferson's United Way "Day of Caring" again presents six options for Jeffersonians to participate in as volunteers.
"Here's your chance to contribute your talent, enthusiasm and muscle to make life better for community members served by United Way agencies," says Patricia Wallace, Manager, Volunteer Services, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and Jefferson's 2000 United Way Chairperson. Among the service projects and activities open to Jefferson volunteers on Thursday, September 21, are:
St. John's Hospice/Good Shepherd Program. Paint and clean a shelter for medically fragile men at 12th and Race Streets.
Diversified Community Services. Share with children in this South Philadelphia day care center their fun when a petting farm visits.
Fairmount Park Commission, Natural Lands Program. Work outdoors helping to beautify Cobbs Creek Park.
Pegasus Riding Academy. Help beautify the grounds of this therapeutic riding stable in the Northeast.
Philadelphia Adult Education Network. Help tutor adults in English and prepare for the GED.
United Communities Southeast Philadelphia. Help beautify a family center.
Once again, Jefferson will share in your volunteer experience. For example, if the time needed for your project is four hours, two hours will be charged to your vacation/personal time, and Jefferson will give you the remaining two hours with pay.
Once you've arranged for approved personal or vacation time with your supervisor, you can join Day of Caring by calling Twyla Seward at 5-6100.