United Way looking for students to join hundreds of others volunteering during spring break
* Fifteenth annual Youth Days of Caring features weeklong volunteer opportunities at 23 nonprofit organizations across the community
* Signup deadline: March 11
WICHITA, Kan., March 5, 2008 -- Students throughout the greater Wichita area are invited to spend part of their spring break, March 17-21, helping local nonprofit organizations-projects include washing windows, cleaning flower beds, assisting adults with disabilities, helping senior citizens with basic computer skills and much more.
It's all part of the 15th annual United Way Youth Days of Caring. Students can participate in volunteer projects throughout the week, from Monday through Friday.
Students may choose from among a total of 45 projects at 23 nonprofit organizations. This year there are openings during the week for more than 900 participants. All participants will receive a United Way Youth Days of Caring T-shirt.
"Youth Days of Caring is a great way for students to use their spring break to help others," said Patrick J. Hanrahan, United Way of the Plains president. "The added bonus is that they often have a good time, meet new people and learn more about the community."
Projects are available for middle school and high school students (minimum age 12, depending on the project) and can be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis.
Contact the United Way Volunteer Center at 267-0202 for more information or to get a copy of the Youth Days of Caring Guide. The guide is also available at www.unitedwayplains.org. Signup ends March 11.
CONTACT: Delane Butler, Vice President of Marketing, 267-1321