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The 24th Annual Nancy Jackson Memorial Day of Caring, presented by NBT Bank, was held in Lackawanna and Wayne Counties on September 6th!
Marking the start of the United Way’s annual campaign, hundreds of volunteers roll up their sleeves and make a difference by working with the United Way, one of our partner agencies or program partners for the day. Projects include landscaping, painting, cleaning, maintenance, revitalization, client interaction and scores of other critical tasks to benefit the local organizations making a difference in our community every day!
The United Way's Nancy Jackson Memorial Day of Caring has been an annual tradition of caring since 1994 and has grown to be the premiere volunteer effort in our community with the value of completed projects nearing the $3 million mark! Day of Caring and Youth Day of Caring were founded by long-time United Way volunteer Nancy Jackson Matthews who chaired both events annually until she passed away in 2016 after a valiant battle with cancer. Since Nancy began Day of Caring more than 20 years ago, the program flourished under her guidance and leadership, receiving state-wide and national recognition. Over the past 24 years, nearly 12,000 volunteers have given more than 63,000 hours of service, and the value of the more than 1,000 projects they’ve completed during Day of Caring is nearly $3 million! However, it is the tens of thousands of individuals in need whose lives have been touched by Nancy’s passion and dedication that are her true legacy to our community. To honor Nancy’s memory, both Youth and Day of Caring have been renamed in her honor.
Volunteer teams are comprised of employees, students, teachers, business and government leaders and other community-minded citizens. The volunteer projects include landscaping, painting, cleaning, maintenance, revitalization, client interaction and scores of other critical tasks to benefit the local organizations making a difference in our community every day!