2017 Week of Caring

FO September 11


Most companies understand that supporting volunteerism is good for business and the community, but many struggle to achieve their desired impact due to limited resources, a lack of infrastructure or lack of an effective vehicle for employee involvement. HandsOn Northeast Ohio (NEO) gives you the tools to implement or strengthen a formal Employee Volunteer Program, and relieves companies of the responsibility of planning and coordinating volunteer initiatives.  
Business Offerings include: 
Business Shares program: From start to finish, HandsOn coordinates a one-day volunteer project for a group from your company.
Sponsorships: Your company gains visibility as it supports volunteerism in Northeast Ohio through sponsorship or in-kind donations.
National Service Days: Your company may sponsor or engage a group of employees in a nation-wide day of service, such as the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on January 15, 2011 or the September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance.
Access to Managed Projects: Individuals or groups of employee volunteers who have participated in a HandsOn volunteer orientation may participate in any ongoing managed project available at www.handsonneo.org. Projects typically occur on evenings and weekends. The volunteer hours logged by your employees are tracked by the HandsOn technology and linked back to your company as a metric of your employees’ community impact. 

Each fall, United Way of Greater Lorain County partners with organizations across Lorain County to aid in several volunteer opportunities. You can facilitate powerful change in our community by giving back at a Week of Caring project near you. Started in 1993 as a single day of caring, the project expanded in 2011 to include an entire week's worth of volunteer opportunities throughout Greater Lorain County. 

The Week of Caring is managed by the Lorain County Volunteer Connection, a strategic partnership between HandsOn Northeast Ohio and United Way of Greater Lorain County that strives to offer individuals with the platform for action while providing non-profit organizations with a vehicle to further their missions.

Businesses can participate in the Week of Caring by volunteering as a team, participating individually, or sponsoring a project. The Week of Caring provides a chance for employees to join together and become involved and create measurable change in the community they work within. 

If you or your business would like to participate in the 2017 Week of Caring, please contact info@handsonneo.org or (440)277-6530, Ext. 238