Seeking volunteers, projects for Day of Caring

LEWISTOWN – The United Way of Mifflin-Juniata is seeking teams of volunteers and projects for its 17th annual Day of Caring, which will be held Sept. 17.

Registration is open for both until Aug. 13.

The event provides nonprofit human service agencies with an opportunity to complete projects they could not otherwise afford to do by asking area residents to donate a day of community service.

The United Way is seeking projects from those agencies. Any incorporated nonprofit or government entity, school or neighborhood association can submit projects, regardless of whether it is a United Way partner agency, and can focus its resources on those it serves.

“We encourage agencies to submit all their projects, big and small,” Executive Director Marie Mulvihill said. “We get volunteer teams of all sizes and skill levels. We can’t promise that every project submitted will get completed, but we have a very good track record to date.”

Volunteers in Mifflin and Juniata counties are also needed to work on the projects. Teams are formed from individuals at local businesses, associations, service groups and other nonprofits. Teams can be any size and any skill level. Day of Caring is a free event for participants.

“Day of Caring is great because it allows the community to come together.” Mulvihill said. “Coworkers spend quality time together while helping out their neighbor.”

For more information or to register a project or a team, visit