Original DOC logoThe ABUW Day of Caring is a special opportunity to make a difference where you live and work. We guarantee you'll never feel so invigorated, refreshed and satisfied from a day's work. That's what our volunteers tell us every year when they participate in the Day of Caring. Individuals from organizations large and small spend the day sprucing up non-profit agencies, reading to a disabled child or sorting and packing food or furniture donations. These are just a few of the initiatives that will help improve lives and strengthen our community. The United Way Day of Caring demonstrates what people working together can accomplish for our Community’s benefit.

The 2019 Day of Caring will be held on Thursday, October 3.

Thank you to our 2019 Day of Caring Partners: Acton Chinese-American Civic Society (ACACS), Barrett | Sotheby'’s International Realty, Boys and Girls club, Discovery Museum, Enterprise Bank, Household Goods, Marriott Courtyard Littleton, Minute Man Arc for Human Services, Mount Calvary Community Supper, Open Door Theater, Qualcom, UCC Boxborough, West Acton Baptist church, and ABRHS Youth in Philanthropy.

Past projects have included:

  • Household Goods – Volunteers provided warehouse assistance; sorted linens, moved furniture and tested electronics.
  • Discovery Museums - Volunteers helped with fall cleanup.
  • Mt. Calvary Community Supper - Volunteers cleaned, organized the kitchen and bake for clients.
  • Acton Housing Authority – Volunteers painted and completed outdoor landscaping.  Some of these projects included fall clean up such as raking, hedge clipping, tree trimming and weeding.
  • Minute Man Seniors – Volunteers helped to assemble and deliver meals to seniors in Acton and in Boxborough.
  • Stow Food Pantry - Volunteers cleaned and restocked the shelves with food items and toiletries.
  • Boys and Girls Club - Volunteers completed outdoor landscaping and cleanup.

Click here to see an ActonTV video of the ABUW Day of Caring held on October 12, 2017.

Any business, corporation, community group or individual who would like to participate and/or be a sponsor should contact the ABUW office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Day of Caring: 

  • promotes the spirit and value of volunteerism;
  • increases the awareness of local non-profit agencies; and
  • demonstrates what people collaborating together can accomplish for the community’s benefit.



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