Day of Caring Returns in 2022!
United Way Blackhawk Region's Day of Caring returns live and in-person this year on Wednesday, September 14. After two years of pandemic-related changes, Day of Caring is back and better than ever!
Hosting a Day of Caring project is open to ALL nonprofits, not just United Way Funded Program Partners. This includes local nonprofit agencies, service clubs, public schools, municipal partners, and community organizations in the Blackhawk Region. See answers to frequently asked questions here.

Corporate partners that facilitate United Way workplace / employee giving campaigns are invited to submit volunteer Day of Caring teams. This hugely popular event is orchestrated annually by United Way and serves as a value-add to nonprofits, as well as our generous partners in the private sector.

Day of Caring is an annual day of action where corporate teams of volunteers roll up their sleeves to work on half-day and full-day projects, that local nonprofits may not have the financial or labor resources to tackle.
Registration is open! Day of Caring projects and teams may register up until the deadline of 5 p.m. on Friday, August 12, 2022. Due to supply chain challenges for Day of Caring t-shirts, this deadline is firm.
Day of Caring projects are hosted at nonprofits and other community organizations across the Blackhawk Region (Rock County, WI and northern Winnebago County, IL).
Prior to Registration:
✔ The registration form will ask for the Volunteer Team Lead and their team members' names, email addresses, t-shirt sizes, and breakfast RSVP. It's most efficient to wait to register until you've collected all of this data.
✔ Teams will be asked their preference for a half-day (morning or afternoon) or full-day project.
Day of Caring Breakfast & 2022 Community Campaign Kickoff
United Way's Day of Caring and the 2022 Community Campaign kicks off on Wednesday, September 14, with breakfast at ABC Supply Stadium, home field of the Beloit Sky Carp, the High-A Central affiliate of the Miami Marlins.
At the breakfast, United Way Blackhawk Region will celebrate ten years of community impact since the Unification of the former Stateline United Way and United Way of North Rock County. We will announce the campaign goal, and launch the 10th Anniversary “GIVE & WIN” sweepstakes. The sweepstakes will feature attractive prizes generously donated by local businesses, available to donors at varying pledge levels to the annual Community Campaign.
Following the delicious breakfast and brief yet exciting program, volunteers will disperse to their assigned Day of Caring projects across the region.
7:30 a.m. Doors Open
8:00 a.m. Program
8:45 a.m. Depart for Day of Caring Projects

🔹 Volunteer Team Leads may register team members for breakfast at the registration link above.
🔸 The Day of Caring breakfast event is free to attend, thanks to the generosity of our sponsors. However, an RSVP is required for an accurate count.
🔹 If you would like to RSVP as an individual, separate from a Day of Caring volunteer team, you may do so at link below.
🔹 Now more than ever, we're working hard to conserve costs. Breakfast orders are based on RSVPs. If you RSVP but do not attend, we are still charged for the meal. Please help us effectively manage sponsorship dollars by prioritizing attendance. It’s going to be a fantastic morning!

🔸 Be sure to review the parking map if you haven't yet been to ABC Supply Stadium, home field of the Beloit Sky Carp.
Day of Caring Coordinator
Orchestrating United Way's #DayofCaring requires extra heavy lifting. We are grateful to again rely on the generous support of a volunteer and excited to introduce the 2022 Coordinator, Mike Stormes!

Mike and his wife Kate have lived in the Janesville/Milton area for the past 15 years since taking a career opportunity with ABC Supply Co. Inc., Mike is a Business Analyst for Mule-Hide Products and has volunteered for nearly 20 Day of Caring events. He had the following to say about his Day of Caring experience, “It feels great to support people who do so much good in our community. You always end the day feeling like you made a difference. I also really enjoy learning about the organizations and the services that they provide.”
Donor Dollars in Action
Your donation to United Way makes Community Grants possible to local, effective health and human service programs. Due to United Way's funding for HealthNet of Rock County, uninsured and underinsured Rock County residents were able to receive vital healthcare services in 2021 and 2022. Many patients were able to control chronic conditions such as hypertension and improve their mental wellbeing.

We are proud to fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community - alongside partners like HealthNet.

United Way Blackhawk Region (UWBR) fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community. For another consecutive year, our sound fiscal management practices, commitment to accountability and transparency have earned UWBR top ratings from the nation's largest charity evaluators.