The Day of Caring by United Way of North Central Oklahoma will take place Friday, September 22nd. This event brings together volunteers from businesses, schools, civic groups, and the community to complete projects for local service providers and the United Way's nonprofit partner agencies

Volunteers will complete community service projects across Kay County. 

Volunteers are encouraged to join the Day of Caring Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. at Pioneer Technology Center. More info below.


General Information:

WHEN: The Day of Caring will take place on Friday, September 22, 2023. Breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m. Volunteers will head to project sites at 8:30 a.m.

T-SHIRT PICKUP: Teams can pick up t-shirts at the United Way office (205 N 2nd St.) starting Monday, September 18th. Pick up hours from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. It works best for one Team Representative to pick up the shirts and distribute them to all members.

BREAKFAST: We will start the day with breakfast for all volunteers at the Pioneer Technology Center located at 2101 N Ash St., Ponca City, Ok. Breakfast will start at 7:30 A.M.

Project Information:

PREVIEW THE PROJECT: You will be emailed your project assignment to your team leader. Volunteer teams are encouraged to review their project in advance, and bring needed tools such as rakes, shovels, gloves, etc. Team leaders are encouraged to preview their projects. You can call the Agency Contact or Tara at 580-765-2476 to find out more about what your project entails.

ARRIVE AT YOUR PROJECT: Breakfast will conclude around 8:30 a.m. and you will leave for your projects. Volunteers are asked to STAY AT YOUR WORKSITE UNTIL THE PROJECT IS COMPLETE. There is no official end time for your projects, so please complete your project.

CAMERA & PHOTOS: We would like to gather photos of the teams in action. Please use your smartphone to take a group photo and photos of your team at work. Email your photos to United Way staff at, or post to social media and tag United Way of North Central Oklahoma. 

Post with these hashtags: #UnitedWeThrive #DayofCaring2023

Originally, Day of Caring was a national United Way event held all over the country on a specific day in the fall. Days of Caring are now scheduled throughout the year in thousands of communities. Day of Caring signifies the public launch of the United Way annual fundraising drive and helps their partner agencies provide important resources to Kay County’s neighbors, peers, coworkers and family members.

The fundraising goal for the 2023 United Way Campaign is set at $514,000. One out of Five Kay County residents receive services from United Way’s 8 partner agencies each year. Want to get involved? Learn more at