350 Volunteers + 21 Projects = Impressive Impact

2009 United Way Spring Day of Caring in Review

United Way’s Spring Day of Caring on Friday, April 24th was a huge success!

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It’s wonderful to see corporate and community volunteers “Live United” by advocating, volunteering and giving all in one day!

Austin Mayoral Candidates

The day started with breakfast tacos, photo ops, background music from Mix 94.7, and messages from the dynamic Mayoral candidates Brewster McCracken, Carole Keeton-Strayhorn and Lee Leffingwell’s campaign managers, who highlighted the tangible contribution that volunteering makes to changing and improving the services that organizations and corporate companies can provide to the Austin community.

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Carole Keeton-Strayhorn & Debbie Bresette

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State Farm

You made a difference in the community, which included 18 companies and 350 corporate and community volunteers at 21 local nonprofit organizations that tackled meaningful volunteer projects throughout Austin. Your impact at the end of the day was nothing less than impressive. Volunteers put in an estimated dollar value of $36,400 of volunteer hours in the Austin community in one day!

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Reagan High School- Flextronics

Wooten Elementary School- 3M

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Capital Area Food Bank – Freescale

Participating sponsors and donors who also made the 2009 Spring Day of Caring possible:

  • Freecale
  • Coca-cola
  • HEB
  • City of Austin
  • Pro-Graphix
  • Kevin Greenblat – photographer

The following companies supported United Way and our community by committing employee time to participate:

  • Amplify
  • Applied Materials
  • Dell
  • Emerson
  • Flextronics
  • Four Season’s
  • Freescale
  • HEB
  • Intel
  • Merchant’s Bonding
  • Navigators
  • Nordstrom
  • Sage
  • State Farm Insurance
  • St. Edwards University
  • Texas Gas
  • TD Industries
  • Team Qwest
  • 3M

If you have pictures or stories about this year’s Spring Day of Caring, send them to, and we’ll post them to our blog!

Stay tuned for the upcoming Fall Day of Caring scheduled for Friday, September 4, 2009.

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