LIVINGSTON COUNTY — Students in Livingston County’s schools are taking the lead unlike ever before in 2016’s United Way’s Day of Caring.
According to a press release from United Way, the event starts on May 17 at 8:30 a.m. at Highland Park in Geneseo with a breakfast and ‘working orders,’ and volunteers will then branch out into multiple projects meant to assist the several Livingston County communities.
“The Day of Caring is basically a day to help out in the community and really give back to those who are a part of it,” says Karen Rumfola, regional Director at United Way of Livingston County. “What’s different about this year compared to others is that the entire thing was organized by the students who are participating.”
The service projects themselves were also hand-selected by students at Genesee County Museum in Caledonia, the Holt Nature Center in Lakeville, and three different residences for the disabled in Livingston County.
Along with nearly every school in Livingston County, multiple businesses are coming out in support of the event, including Kraft Foods and Five Star Bank.
United Way and Wegmans is currently looking for people to help deliver lunches to the students. If interested, you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org.