United Way Day of Caring

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A local organization is celebrating a big milestone in giving back to the community. 

In honor of the United Way of Broome County’s 100th anniversary, the annual Day of Caring was expanded to 2 days.

Over 1 thousand volunteers from area businesses and organizations participated in more than 100 volunteer projects at local charitable and non profit organizations across the area.

One of the organizations benefiting from the Day of Caring was the Discovery Center in Binghamton. 

Employees from B-A-E helped out with electrical work, painting, cleaning and building exhibits. 

Discovery Center Executive Director Abbey Hendrickson says the Day of Caring is huge to their operation. 

Abbey Hendrickson Executive Director says “As a whole day of caring is a huge help to our community. People don’t realize how much work goes into making all these community centers work. It’s really support from volunteers like this that help keep us going and help us do the work that we need to do.

B-A-E workers have been volunteering at the Discovery Center on the Day of Caring for the last 8 years.

Some of the other organizations that received volunteers for the day included the YMCA, Boys and Girls Club, Mercy House and Broome-Tioga BOCES. 
 

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