Painting and staining, weeding and mulching, reading to children and entertaining all ages at a carnival – these were among the range of activities University of Virginia employees tackled Wednesday during the annual United Way Laurence E. Richardson Day of Caring.
Dozens of teams totaling more than 1,000 U.Va. workers – about half from the Health System and half from the Academic Division – turned out on a mild, sunny morning to serve others in the local community, working alongside volunteers from all over the area. They donned newly designed U.Va. T-shirts, along with work gloves, to donate their time to more than 100 projects at 54 sites.
This year’s participation was a record for U.Va., which represents approximately 60 percent of all Day of Caring volunteers.