When employees from Questar showed up at Cottages of Hope in Ogden to help paint a newly constructed expansion area, they ran into a big problem. Construction debris was all over and needed to be cleared before painting could even begin. “They realized it would take all morning, so they just brought in the tractors,” explained Kate Stevenson of Cottages of Hope. “They got it all cleared out so fast.”
United Way of Northern Utah recently teamed up with several corporations to provide service for multiple non-profit organizations in Northern Utah. Day of Caring pairs corporate volunteers with projects and brings the community together through service. Questar not only cleaned up the construction waste but also primed and painted the new wing of the SparkPoint Center at Cottages of Hope, which will provide workspace for several community agencies under one roof.
We would like to thank the following companies for generously donating their time and efforts to this year’s Day of Caring:
- American Nutrition at the Treehouse Children’s Museum
- Associated Foods at Welcome Baby
- Barnes Aerospace at Lantern House
- Questar at Cottages of Hope
- Zion’s Bank at Lantern House
Employees from these companies sorted clothing and toy donations, cooked and served lunch at the soup kitchen, stuffed backpacks full of school supplies for low-income families, and cleaned and painted new construction. Each effort was tailored to the needs of the beneficiary.
The need for volunteers is never-ending, and there’s no better time to get started than now. Whether you’d like to find a one-time project to help with or make an ongoing commitment like tutoring at-risk readers in a nearby school, we can help you find the right opportunity for you. Check out our list of ideas here.