Volunteer Opportunities for United Way’s Days of Caring
Days of Caring is the community's largest, single-day volunteer-driven service opportunity. Every year, United Way mobilizes thousands of volunteers to help improve our community one project at a time. Baptist team members have two opportunities to take part this year:
Memphis Blight Authority Community Clean-Up – Saturday, Oct. 8, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Join your fellow Baptist team members for this one-day beautification project. Volunteers will help with ground control by removing debris and trash from a designated area. Memphis City Beautiful will supply all tools needed. However, we recommend that volunteers wear closed-toe shoes and bring work gloves if they have them.
Volunteers should come to the Hamilton High School parking lot, located at 1363 Person Avenue, Memphis, TN, 38106, no later than 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 8 to register and be provided with project instructions. Please look for United Way of the Mid-South tents and signage. After the morning briefing, MATA buses will provide transportation from Hamilton High School to the opportunity site. MATA will circle the lot to pick up individuals and drop them off. The Memphis Police Department will provide security at Hamilton High School and our clean-up site.
To sign up, please complete the online form. Contact [email protected] with questions.
Letters of Thanks for “Feed the First Responders” – Letters due Monday, Oct. 17
Feed the First Responders is a community-wide event that delivers meals, treats and snacks to fire stations across the Memphis metro area to honor and thank our local first responders for their dedication and service.
Baptist employees are encouraged to write notes of thanks, encouragement and support to be delivered directly to the first responders along with the food to fire stations in our metro area. Please write a hand-written note to the first responders in the area of your choice and give them to the corresponding representative by Oct. 17:
Downtown Memphis/Medical Center – Megan Bursi, Baptist Health Sciences University, [email protected]
East Memphis – Juli Story, Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis, [email protected]
Collierville – Kim Colbert, Baptist Memorial Hospital-Collierville, [email protected]
Cordova – Paula Casey, Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women, [email protected]
DeSoto County – Kelle Roberts Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto, [email protected]
Crittenden County – Brian Welton Baptist Memorial Hospital-Crittenden, [email protected]
Tipton County – Parker Harris Baptist Memorial Hospital-Tipton, [email protected]
If you are interested in volunteering to deliver the food and letters, please contact [email protected] for additional information.