about united way’s week of caring
Each year, United Way of East TN Highlands coordinates volunteer projects across Washington, Carter, Johnson and Southern Sullivan Counties. While many of these projects are completed by company volunteer teams, all volunteers are welcome to be a part of a project!
Due to public health concerns, a vast majority of our projects this year will take place outdoors.
If you are interested in volunteering as part of a company volunteer team, or as an individual community volunteer, please fill out the form to the right so that we can direct you to a project that best fits you.
If you would like to have volunteers complete a project during this year’s Week of Caring, please contact Crystal Carter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Community Impact Fund
The Community Impact Fund will be used to support programs through local non-profit organizations that are making a significant difference in these key areas Health, Education, and Financial Stability.
Examples of programs currently supported through United Way:
Financial coaching. Afterschool programs. Elimination of food insecurity. Substance abuse prevention and recovery. Care and shelter for the homeless population. Providing basic needs for students within our school systems. Access to health care for those who have little to no health insurance.
The Relief Fund will be used to support local relief efforts that are activated in a time of community crisis. Most recently these funds were used to support local relief efforts related to the Covid-19 global pandemic.
Social Innovation Fund
The Social Innovation Fund will be used to support new programs aimed to meet social needs by filling gaps in our community related to Health, Education or Financial Stability. Non-profit or community organizations with programs less than 2 years old are eligible to apply.