United Way Seeking Volunteers and Yards to Rake for Day of Caring

Save the date!  Our annual raking event, Day of Caring, is scheduled for October 21, 2023. Volunteers and team leaders can register online at www.uwswac.org. Be sure to register to volunteer early to receive a free t-shirt. All youth volunteers (under the age of 18) must have a signed waiver from a parent or guardian.


We are also currently accepting registration from local elderly/disabled individuals who wish to have their yards raked by volunteers during Day of Caring. 


To register to have your yard raked, call 715-421-0390 and speak to a 2-1-1 Resource Specialist between the hours of 8am-5pm, Monday through Friday.  This program is designed for low- or fixed-income elderly and/or disabled residents who have no other means of completing the raking service (ie: no family nearby, unable to pay a landscaping company, etc.). 


The deadline for residents to register is October 6, 2023. Those who register to have their yards raked will be expected to provide their own paper leaf bags (where required) and instructions for the volunteers.  Instructions will need to include information about leaf disposal, which will depend upon the municipality they live in.  Volunteers will only be raking leaves.  Residents receiving services are asked to please clean up any pet waste and trash from their yard before volunteers arrive.


During Day of Caring in 2022, 400 volunteers raked 70 yards, helping residents prepare their yards for the upcoming winter season. Join us to help our fellow neighbors and create a thriving community! 



Photo caption:  Volunteers raking for 2022 Day of Caring.