Since 1992, the Day of Caring has marked the opening of the
United Health Appeal Community Campaign. This year's Day of Caring,
September 10, saw approximately 2,700 volunteers from local companies
donate time and talent to local nonprofit organizations by way
of activities such as painting, cleaning, working with children
and visiting and preparing meals for senior citizens.
For volunteers from United Technologies Corporation the Day involved
reading with youngsters at the Center for Youth at Betances School,
an event which helped kick off the school's Reader's Club.
Meanwhile, volunteers from Northeast Utilities, Orion Capital
Companies and The Hartford spent the day cleaning up trails and
the volleyball court at Riverside Park with the assistance of
Among the numerous other participants in the Day of Caring were
volunteers from the Travelers Group, who held a field day for
children at the Village for Families & Children, a group
of UTC Carrier Corporation employees, who spent time at the Boys
and Girls Clubs of Hartford helping youngsters with their homework,
and volunteers from Fleet Bank, who assisted at a Harvest Fair
at the Salvation Army Senior Center.