The National Day of Caring is an initiative of United Way Trinidad and Tobago started in 2013. Board Member, Mr. Gervase Warner, President and Group Chairman of Massy Group challenged his colleagues and companies alike to spend a little time and effort with their employees to create a spirit of volunteerism where everyone’s effort can impact lasting change in and around our communities of Trinidad & Tobago.
Since 2008, United Way Trinidad & Tobago hosted its annual Day of Caring exclusively for children from over a dozen children’s homes from across the country supported by the UWTT.
All Companies in Trinidad & Tobago are invited to take part and those who have in the past, look forward to this memorable third Sunday in May. The day and in fact the weekend it falls in represents a chance for members of staff to plan and execute a project of their choice geared towards helping those who need it.
Volunteers for projects can range from a few persons to over a thousand per project. Here are a few examples:
- Environmental cleanups
- Infrastructural refurbishment
- Cleaning and repair of schools
- Mentorship activities
Many of which often form a lasting relationship is made between the company and beneficiary.
The planning starts months before the day itself, so if you would like to get your staff involved, or if you would like to propose a project for volunteers to undertake in 2018 please email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org to start the conversation today!