For the last 24 years, United Way Hands On Greenville Day has been an opportunity for the people of Greenville County to do good and impact our community through volunteerism. On the first Saturday in May each year, well over 100 projects are completed as a result of the dedication demonstrated by so many individuals, families and corporate teams in our community.
This year, more than 4,600 volunteers combined for 18,400 hours of service across roughly 140 locations, generating an economic impact of nearly $500,000
throughout Greenville County! We want to thank each individual and family, team leader and project coordinator—everyone who helps make this day the largest day of service in the Upstate each year. You give your time and passion to help make our community better for all, and we thank you for your service and heartfelt desire to impact others.
Our goal each year is to engage thousands of volunteers in meaningful opportunities that benefit our community, to promote year-round volunteering and to demonstrate the power of community service. When thousands of people wake up early on a Saturday and give time on their weekend to join hands and complete meaningful volunteer projects, that spirit of community is felt throughout Greenville County.
We know that volunteers are key to the success of Hands On Greenville Day, and we also rely heavily on team leaders and project coordinators, who give their time to help recruit and plan for each individual volunteer opportunity. Our sponsors also play a vital role, providing the financial and in-kind support we need to make this day of service possible. We are grateful to them all, because their generous support allows us to make a difference in even more nonprofit agencies, schools and community centers, neighborhoods and parks.
In just four short hours of Hands On Greenville Day, our entire community is impacted. Our United Way partners and other organizations receive upgrades that allow them to better care for those who depend on them. Volunteer groups enjoy bonding and networking opportunities with other teams, not to mention the gratification of volunteering time to help others. There is perhaps no better feeling than giving back—time, energy or financial support—to improve the lives of your neighbors.
After 24 years of Hands On Greenville Day, the spirit of volunteerism still thrives in Greenville County. We look forward to celebrating our 25th year with you in 2019!
Interested in getting involved in Hands On Greenville Day? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more!
Looking for year-round volunteer opportunities? Register at handsongreenville.org to find projects that fit your schedule and interests, and to track your impact all year long.
by Jeri Kleckley, Volunteer Engagement Director