Day of Caring Corporate Volunteer Teams
DEADLINE to register is by 12 p.m. (noon) TODAY - Friday, August 20
United Way will do our best to accommodate hundreds of volunteers, but reserve the opportunity to right-size volunteer teams based on the project needs of participant agencies. Volunteer team participation is also limited to our generous corporate partners who facilitate United Way employee-giving campaigns.

Please be reminded:

  • Volunteers' Day of Caring t-shirts will only be available to those who register by deadline
  • T-shirt orders are based on registration, so please ensure accuracy of your submission
  • Team Leads are responsible for disseminating Day of Caring info to their Team members
  • Additional FAQs about Day of Caring may be found at
Day of Caring Projects Hosted by Local Nonprofits
DEADLINE for community organizations to register is by 12 p.m. (noon) TODAY
United Way’s annual Day of Caring brings together hundreds of volunteers who complete half or full day projects at local non-profit organizations. Nonprofits who submit projects do not need to be United Way Funded Program Partners to participate; it is open to any local nonprofit agency, service club, public school, and service organization in Rock County, WI and northern Winnebago County, IL.

Please be reminded:

  • Project hosts must have a project lead dedicated to overseeing the projects and volunteers on Day of Caring, September 22, 2021
  • Projects hosts are encouraged to provide a brief tour or introduction to their agency and mission
  • Project hosts must provide all necessary materials, tools, and equipment for projects
  • Project hosts are expected tp provide lunch for volunteers; financial support may be available
  • Additional FAQs about Day of Caring may be found at
Day of Caring & Community Campaign Kickoff Breakfast
Stay tuned ...
On September 22, 2021 Day of Caring coincides with the Kickoff of the annual community campaign to inspire loyal and new supporters alike, the importance of giving back. Traditionally, United Way hosts a breakfast event where we announce the community campaign goal, campaign champions, reveal the campaign video, tout Day of Caring sponsors, projects and volunteers.

Health is one of United Way's three areas of focus (along with education and financial stability) so our number one priority is the safety and well-being of our team, volunteers, partners and the communities in which we live and work - especially the families we fight for every day. Our board of directors and team continue to assess the ever-changing situation with the pandemic, remaining vigilant, and following guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Rock County Public Health Department.

Please stay tuned to our website and social media channels for upcoming changes to the traditional format of the breakfast. We appreciate your understanding!
Day of Caring Sponsors
Special thanks to our generous Day of Caring sponsors, we couldn't host a cost-effective event of this size without you. Watch for your logos on hundreds of Day of Caring t-shirts throughout the Blackhawk Region on September 22.

  • ABC Supply Co., inc.
  • Alliant Energy
  • Andritz 
  • Baker Tilly
  • Beloit Health System
  • Blackhawk Bank
  • Blackhawk Community Credit Union
  • BMO Harris Bank
  • Culver's of Beloit & Janesville
  • Data Dimensions
  • EcoLab
  • Educators Credit Union
  • Fairbanks Morse Defense
  • First National Bank and Trust Company
  • Frito Lay
  • Johnson Financial Group
  • Kerry
  • Mercyhealth
  • Mid-States Concrete Industries
  • Regal
  • Valmet
  • Wegner CPAs
  • Wells Fargo Advisors
  • Thrivent Financial
21 Week Equity Challenge
United Way's 21 Week Equity Challenge is an opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of how inequity and racism affect our lives and communities.

Starting August 30, you’ll receive a weekly email intended to take you through a journey to deepen understanding of inequity and racism, suggest ways to take action, and help launch what we hope will be a lifelong commitment to improving equity and inclusion in our communities. Individuals are encouraged to form groups for discussion and reflection, or take the challenge as an individual learning opportunity.