Day of Caring

2019 UWCC Day of Caring

The United Way of Clatsop County’s Annual Day of Caring was conducted on Saturday, April 20, and impacted more than 1,000 youth in the community with the help of 125 volunteers who worked at six Day of Caring projects throughout the region.

In Seaside, The Home Depot Foundation provided the Sunny Hunt Community Garden with lumber to rebuild garden beds, cement blocks to build a new compost area, mulch for walkways, and tools for the project. Gravel was donated by Bayview Asphalt, which also brought a crew of volunteers. More than 200 youth benefit from this garden through pre-school, after school and summer programming.

Astor Elementary in Astoria received a truck load of playground bark chips donated by Nygaard Logging and received plants, tools and soil from the Home Depot that volunteers used to weed, repair and plant flowers in a 40-foot flower bed located at the west entrance of the school which welcomes 450 students every day.

Lewis and Clark Elementary received paint and supplies from the Home Depot along with custom vinyl inspirational quotes from the Rusty Dahlia. Volunteers helped paint two sets of bathroom stalls and added the inspirational quotes that can impact the school’s 450 students in a positive manner on a daily basis.

Cannon Beach Academy conducted a campus cleanup day. Home Depot provided supplies and tools, and volunteers pressure washed an outdoor play area and weeded around the entrance helping to beautify the school for its 32 students.

The Hope House received plants, tools and supplies from Home Depot and a Team Depot Crew helped beautify the building’s outside. Fifty families per month are served at the Hope House.

At Oceanview Cemetery, volunteers used tools and supplies from the Home Depot and helped raise 50 head stones in the veteran’s area. Volunteers physically dug out the cement headstones, lifted them and put sand underneath to level them with the grass. Some were severely overgrown with the names were covered. The project could not have been undertaken without the help from volunteers due to the lack of resources and its timing coincided with preparations for next month’s Memorial Day weekend.

UNITED with the caring power of our Clatsop Community and businesses, the 2019 Day of Caring was a tremendous success. The United Way of Clatsop County especially thanks The Home Depot Foundation, Nygaard Logging, Bayview Asphalt, The Rusty Dahlia, NW Natural, Clatsop Community Bank, Pacific Power, US Bank, Baked Alaska, Astoria Co-op, Hits 94.3 FM. The United Way also thanks all the volunteers who participated including the Tongue Point Job Corps students, The Regatta Court, The Miss Clatsop County Program, The Lunch Buddy Mentoring Program, CCA, US Bank, Columbia Bank, Bayview Asphalt, Team Depot – Warrenton, The Hope House, Astor School, Lewis & Clark Elementary, The Cannon Beach Academy, Astoria Parks and Rec, Sunset Empire Parks and Recreation and passionate community members.

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For more information, please contact Jennifer Holen by email at or by calling 503-325-1961. 

United Way of Clatsop County’s mission is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of our Clatsop communities.  Crucial funding for our partner agencies is raised through an annual giving campaign, employee payroll deductions and special events.  Advocacy through our community partners fights for the health and safety of every person in Clatsop County, and volunteering through the many community opportunities improves lives for everyone.