Day of Caring

United Way of Kenosha County’s Day of Caring returns on June 1, 2024.

At UWKC's Day of Caring, 200+ volunteers from across Kenosha County will come together in service to our community. The day will begin with a celebration and recognition of current volunteers while bringing awareness to volunteer opportunities in our area. Afterwards, volunteers will travel to their assigned United Way Community Investment partner agency, school, or other community partner to complete a 1-day service project.

Together, we can amplify impact while lending a hand towards our local nonprofit's current needs.

The day will begin at 7:45 a.m. with a reception and program recognizing the 2023 Celebrate United Award winners while bringing awareness to volunteer opportunities in our area. Afterwards, volunteers will travel to a United Way Community Investment partner agency to complete a service project.

Date: Saturday, June 1

  • Check-in: 7:45 a.m. 
  • Celebration & Recognition: 8:00 a.m.
  • Dismissal to Service Project Location: 8:45 a.m.

Reception Location: Roosevelt Elementary - 3322 Roosevelt Rd

The Projects: We are so excited to partner with a variety of organizations connecting volunteers like you to the needs of our community. Check out the volunteer projects below for more information! More projects will be updated as they becomes available.

2024 Day of Caring List of Volunteer Projects

Bose Elementary: Garden Beds and Sensory Playground
Location: 1900 15th St
Timeframe: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Description: Help bring the exterior of Bose to life by repairing and painting Garden Boxes as well as a sensory playground.

Chavez Elementary: Landscaping Cleanup
Location: 6300 27th Ave
Timeframe: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Description: Spruce up around the entrance of the school with some seasonal landscaping, planting perennials and annuals.

EBSOLA CA & EBSOLA DL: Eagles on The Move
Location: 2600 50th St
Timeframe: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Description: Help pack up a book room and other miscellaneous packing as well as break down storage shelves in preparation of moving.

Grewenow Elementary: Sensory Playground
Location: 7714 20th Ave
Timeframe: 9 a.m. -3 p.m.
Description: Paint Sensory Playground stencils across playground blacktop

Habitat for Humanity of Kenosha: Storage Organization
Location: 7803 60th Ave
Timeframe: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Description: Habitat for Humanity needs your help to organize building materials and other items across their storage units. Support accessible housing in Kenosha!

KAC: GardenWorks Get Growing
Location: 1218 79th St.
Timeframe: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Description: GardenWorks utilizes a garden as a respite while also providing an opportunity to learn about horticulture and how to grow and cook food. Help get the garden ready for the grow season by assembling outdoor furniture, as well as gardening tasks: planting, weeding, mulching, watering, and more.

KAFASI: Senior Dining Sanitization
Location: 5800 3rd Ave
Timeframe: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Description: Help clean and sanitize the kitchen at Lakeside Towers, which is used to serve hundreds of meals to seniors every week!

Kenosha County Food Bank Volunteers: Sorting Food, Serving the Community
Location: 2000 Dekoven Ave Racine, WI 53403
Timeframe: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Description: Join the Kenosha County Food Bank in our mission to fight hunger! Volunteer and sort donated food items at the KCFB's partner facility: the Racine County Food Bank, ensuring items are ready for distribution to those in need.

Kenosha Literacy Council: Spring Cleaning
Location: 2419 63rd Street
Timeframe: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Description: Help refresh and renew the Literacy Council's indoor learning spaces. Complete deep cleaning, organizing, and basic office tasks like filing & shredding.

Kenosha Public Library: Uptown Children’s Library
Location: 6204 22nd Ave
Timeframe: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Description: Help get the new children's library ready for opening day! Tasks include opening boxes of new books, filling the shelves, filling and organizing cabinets with supplies, finishing stuffing developmental toy kits and preparing giveaways for opening day.

LGBT Center of SE Wisconsin: Construction and Maintenance
Location: 2029 Kearney Ave.
Timeframe: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Description: Help clean the basement, prep the bathroom for painting, and do general maintenance and construction tasks.

Roosevelt Elementary: Sensory Playground and Gardening
Location: 3322 Roosevelt Rd.
Timeframe: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Description: Complete the sensory playground, adding color to the stencils and the numbers on the multiplication chart as well as weeding the front of the building and the flower gardens.

Shalom Center: Operation Build Hope
Location: 4314-39th Ave
Timeframe: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Description: Assist in cleaning the family shelter (common areas) and soup kitchen areas.

Sharing Center Inc.: Changing the Community one Penny at a Time
Location: 25700 Wilmot Road
Timeframe: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Description: Eighty traffic-stopping trains a week has its perks — support The Sharing Center by collecting change from cars stopped by trains in front of our facility. Every penny collected helps combat food insecurity throughout Kenosha County.

Sleep in Heavenly Peace: Bed Delivery Day
Location: 4019 43rd Street
Timeframe: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Description: At Sleep in Heavenly Peace, we build and deliver beds for kids ages 3-17 in Kenosha and Racine that do not have an adequate bed. This comes with a mattress, bedding and pillow. For this project you will be paired with a seasoned volunteer and delivering beds to families that have requested them. Our motto is: No kid sleeps on the floor in our town!

United Way of Kenosha County: Donor Appreciation and Literacy Support
5500 6th Ave, Suite 210
Timeframe: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Description: Prepare donor and volunteer "Thank you!" cards to be distributed at an upcoming event as well as organize literacy materials to be donated to students.

Women and Children’s Horizon: Helping Out in Our Shelter
2525 63rd ST.
Timeframe: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Description: Complete a project that will better the conditions for victims living in the shelter and for our advocates who do important work within the shelter.

Nonprofit Projects Needed!

Have a project you need completed? We'd love to help! Projects should be designed to be completed beween 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 1. Please complete the Nonprofit Project Form to provide us with the details of your project, how many volunteers are needed, and any other relevant information you want us to know. Once received, we will confirm your participation and add your project to our list of Day of Caring volunteer opportunities. When community members register to volunteer, they will indicate their preference towards which project they want to help out with, including yours! As the event gets closer, we will let you know who to expect at your site for a Day of Caring.

For more information, contact Jevon Claussen at


Are you seeking a meaningful volunteer experience for yourself, your family, or your organization? A Day of Caring is the perfect start to getting involved in our community! Volunteers will be assigned to a service project and location leading up to the event, based on preferences indicated at registration.

Register today for the 2024 Day of Caring! For more information, contact us at

Thank you to our event sponsors!

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