United Way Day of Caring in Lakes Region this Friday

LACONIA — Granite United Way's Central region will hold their annual day long service event, Day of Caring, on Friday, September 17.

The Day of Caring sponsor is AFL-Noyes of Belmont and a kickoff event will be held Friday at 8 a.m. at the St. André Bessette Gym, also known as Sacred Heart Parish Hall, at 31 Gilford Avenue, Laconia.

Granite United Way mobilizes thousands of volunteers to support the work of many non-profit agencies throughout the state. On this day, participating non-profit organizations are matched with volunteers from local business and community groups. This day also serves as the "kickoff" to the annual United Way workplace campaign.

Granite United Way has had an outpouring of project requests from non profit agencies throughout the Laconia,  Plymouth and Tamworth areas.

"Day of Caring continues to be one of our favorite days of the year," said Patrick Tufts, President and CEO of Granite United Way, which merged with Lakes Region United Way in January 2013. "Mobilizing hundreds of volunteers for dozens of projects makes everyone feel great about the event. We are fortunate to have so many wonderful partners in this area and we look forward to helping our non-profit partners mark some things off of their 'wish list.' "

Volunteers throughout the region will be painting, office work, cleaning, organizing and everything imaginable at dozens of non-profits in the Laconia/Plymouth/Tamworth areas on Friday.