Ebata Eyecare hosted their annual Day of Caring on Tuesday July 16th this year. They provided free exams and glasses to those who are in need and were able to offer this unique opportunity to 18 people this year. The generosity of this Day of Caring gives the gift of sight to vulnerable people in our community, thank you to everyone involved! We look forward to supporting Ebata Eyecare in making the same amazing difference next year.

We connected to the Mustard Seed and ASK Wellness to find people in out community who could benefit from this offer. The Mustard Seed, previously New Life Community, works to reduce poverty and build hope and well-being through residential programs, dental, health and other services. ASK Wellness provides outreach, housing, health, education, employment and emotional support services for the marginalized and persons at risk in the community.

With nearly 700 volunteers putting in over 3450 volunteer hours in less than three years, a lot of work, learning, and connecting is getting done at United Way Days of Caring®.

The idea is simple. An organization has a project that has been sitting on the backburner like a new fence or a space painted, and a local business has a team of eager volunteers ready to get the job done. But it’s not just about the fence. It’s about building a sense of caring through volunteerism and connecting people with different skills, knowledge, and backgrounds. It’s about team-building and having the chance to learn about the programs available in our community that United Way supports.

Ready to roll up your sleeves and give back to your community? Sign up for a Day of Caring® by CLICKING HERE.