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Over 500 volunteers came together on September 14th for the 19th annual Day of Caring. This nation-wide United Way event encourages communities to LIVE UNITED through the spirit of volunteerism. The volunteers comprised of 22 corporate businesses, school groups and various individuals. Each volunteer was connected with one of 25 community benefit organizations in the Valley to work on a  fun and much-needed project. Some projects included a river cleanup along canoes, planting flowers, beautification projects, a trail clean-up, packing food for the hungry - and so much more!


The day kicked off with a free pancake breakfast for all volunteers, at Fresno State's O'Neill Park. Afterwards, volunteers headed off to their various projects to begin their day of giving back. The Clovis Lions Club once again prepared the breakfast, just as they had in years past. The giving spirit and enthusiasm was alive in the early morning air, as volunteers streamed in from all over town. Some came equipped with their own company t-shirts. US Script and Crescent View Charter High School came out in full force, providing over 40-50 volunteers each - which was among the largest groups of volunteers that day! Barry Budke, our longtime Day of Caring volunteer, came back for the 25th year to give back - again! Each volunteer that came out showed up with a positive attitude and smile on their face. Their actions truly proved that together, we can all LIVE UNITED

Thank You to all all our volunteers and community benefit organizations that played a part in making this event a success!! Check out the list below to view the full list of participants and don't forget to check out our Day of Caring Album on facebook to view even more great photos.
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                                   2013 Day of Caring Participants
 Aetna  Animal Compassion Team
Bank of America
 Animal Rescue of Fresno
 Bank of the West
 Bethel Christian Center
 Buchanan High Key Club
 Central California SPCA
 Central Valley Community Bank
 City of Fresno PARCS Go Green & Clean
 Fresno State Circle K International  Community Food Bank
 Crescent View Charter High School
 Every Neighborhood Partnership
 County of Fresno Dept. of Child Support  Habitat for Humanity ReStore
 Dr. Pepper Snapple Group
 Hinds Hospice
 East Fresno Kiwanis
 InterVarsity FIFUL
 Girl Scout Troop 2772
 Millennium Housing/SPARC, Inc.
 Holiday Inn Fresno Airport
 National Ovarian Cancer Coalition 5k
 Moms Near Me of Fresno/Clovis
 Naomi's House
 Olam  Poverello House
 Principal Financial Group  Ronald McDonald House Charities
 Rural Community Insurance Services  San Joaquin River Stewardship Program
 San Joaquin Valley College
 Shinzen Japanese Garden
 Simplex Grinnell
 Tree Fresno
 Supportive Services  Valley Animal Center
 University High Leo Club
 Warnors Center for the Performing Arts
 US Script
 WestCare California Vet's Plaza
 WestCare California, Inc.   
 + all of the great individual volunteers!!





Thank You to our 2013 Day of Caring Sponsors!


            US Script       Golden 1 Credit Union              



Central Valley Community Bank    Fresno State   Wells Fargo














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