Day of Caring

United Way's 2024 22nd Day of Caring is scheduled for Friday, May 10th!

Day of Caring will kick off at 10:00 am, with the Lumberton High School March Band (free breakfast and registration at 9:00 am), and projects onsite will last until 2:00 pm.
Offsite projects will start after kickoff at various locations around Bladen, Dillon, Hoke, and Robeson Counties and conclude when projects are completed. 


(Special Presentation By Miss NC Indigenous Ambassador 2023- Alexis Lowry)


2024 Day of Caring Sponsors

2022 DoC Logo & Sponsors 2

The following projects are planned for volunteers to participate in and serve.

ONSITE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES (500 Linkhaw Road, Lumberton, NC 28358)

  • Blood Drive hosted by The American Red Cross - 10:00 am - 2:00 pm (ANYONE CAN VOLUNTEER TO DONATE BLOOD and receive a Free T-Shirt
  • Sew-In event will entail making pillows for  cancer patients, McKinney-Vento children, and, seniors citizens hosted by NC Cooperative Extension in Bladen, Hoke, and Robeson Counties - 9:00 am - 2:00 pm  (UNLIMITED VOLUNTEERS NEEDED THROUGHOUT THE EVENT)



  • Adopt-A-Highway (cleaning litter on two miles of Hwy 711 - Pine Log Road to Caton Road) 12 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
  • Born Learning Trail Touch-Ups ( Pembroke Recreation Complex, 7164 NC-711 Pembroke NC 28372)  6 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
  • Installing Smoke Alarms with American Red Cross in a Bladen County Neighborhood 10 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
  • Facility cleaning at Robeson County Humane Society (3180 W 5th St, Lumberton, NC 28358) 10 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
  • Fire Alarm Installations (quick training then walk door to door installing smoke alarms in various neighborhoods) 10 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
  • Organizing Items for McKinney-Vento/PSRC children at Rowland Middle School (408 W Chapel St. Rowland, NC 28383) 15 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
  • Collecting nonperishable food items from postal carriers "Stamp Out Hunger"(301 7th St. Lumberton, NC 28358)(Only Saturday, May 11, 2024,3 pm-6 pm10 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED 
  • Exploration Station Beautification Project (104 N Chestnut St., Lumberton, NC 28358) 4 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
  • Sorting and Organizing in a warehouse located at Caring Touch Outreach Center (815 Recreation Center Rd., Maxton, NC 28364)10 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
  • Beautification Project at Rape Crisis Center Office (1603 Godwin Avenue Lumberton, NC 28358) 4 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
  • Canned food drive with the City of Lumberton 
  • Canned food drive with Truist Call Center
  • Supply & nonperishable food drive with International Paper


  • Bladen Baptist Association (ramp will be built on site) (137 Mercer Rd. Elizabethtown, NC 28337) 10 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
  • Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministries, Inc. (WARM) (rehab lower income house) (111 N. Cypress St., Elizabethtown, NC 28337) 15 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
  • The Sew-In will be sewing pillows for cancer patients, McKinney Vento children, and, seniors at Bladen County Ag Extension Office (450 Smith Cir # N8, Elizabethtown, NC 28337) UNLIMITED VOLUNTEERS
  • Lunch and Mentoring at Southeastern Carolina Crossroads (1086 Susie Sand Hill Rd, Elizabethtown, NC 28337) 20 VOLUNTEERS


  • The Sew-in event will be sewing pillows for cancer patients, foster care children, and seniors at Hoke County Ag Extension Office (645 E. Palmer St, Raeford, NC 28376), UNLIMITED VOLUNTEERS
  • Beautification Project at Maggie's Outreach Center (733 W. Prospect St. Raeford, NC 28376) 2 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

All volunteers will be invited to the morning of Day of Caring to Lumberton Chevrolet for breakfast and to pick up their Day of Caring tee shirts and supplies. Onsite volunteers will stay at Lumberton Chevrolet to assist with knit-in/ pillow stuffing or donating blood. All other volunteers will travel to the locations listed above to tackle the offsite projects.

As a volunteer, you can guarantee your preferred tee shirt size by registering before Friday, April 21, 2023!

Lumber River United Way's annual Day of Caring is a volunteer event that brings the community together to positively impact the nonprofits and human service providers that help those in need. Volunteers also tackle projects at local schools, churches, and city parks. Day of Caring is held annually on Friday of Mother's Day weekend. 354 volunteers provided 1,166 hours to ensure United Way's 2023 Day of Caring was successful! Projects throughout Bladen, Hoke, and Robeson County provided a value of $37,091.54 in volunteer time.



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