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I noticed in the paper today there was a reference to April 16 as Day of Caring. Can you tell me more about it? Who started it? How long has it been around?

The Day of Caring is a community volunteering day for the United Way, said Shannon Reid, AmeriCorps member at the United Way of Douglas County. It’s practiced worldwide, but each community does it differently. Reid said the United Way of Douglas County has been doing the Day of Caring since 2003, and it is always during National Volunteer Week. To sign up to volunteer for the Day of Caring on April 16, visit


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