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Mark your calendars and plan to join us for the 25th Annual David Hegwood Day of Caring! 
This year's community-wide service event will be held on Friday, April 26th, 2019. 
Each year, Day of Caring brings together over 250 volunteers committed to creating positive change in the lives of local children, families, and seniors. Volunteer teams, organized by local companies, civic organizations, schools, and community members complete projects for local nonprofit agencies, schools, and parks in the community that otherwise would go undone. We need YOU to make this day a success!
To volunteer yourself or your company, please contact Melissa Lear by phone (580) 355-0218, email, or simply complete our online formThe 25th Annual Day of Caring will take place on Friday, April 26th. We will begin the day with a Community Breakfast, sponsored by Southwestern Medical Center, at 8:00 am in the Great Plains Technology Worley Center, 4500 SW Lee Blvd, building 300. After fellowship and a brief presentation, volunteer groups will head to their assigned location to begin their project(s).
The United Way of Southwest Oklahoma renamed its Day of Caring the David Hegwood Day of Caring in 2012 following his passing. Mr. Hegwood was a Board Member, loyal contributor, and dedicated supporter of United Way.  He was a community advocate who believed strongly in volunteering and giving back to the community in which he lived. Every year we not only get to remember David and his commitment to United Way, but we also recognize his vision of giving back. We hope you will help us celebrate his legacy by joining us on April 26th! 
Benefits of participating in this event are many, including: 
  • The opportunity to learn more about local agencies and the human service programs they offer;
  • The chance to build a culture of caring among your employees, church group, or civic group;
  • The ability for volunteers to connect with the community and advance relationship building;
  • A way to LIVE UNITED by helping others through hands-on activities.