Gillet, former assistant vice president for finance, now working
on the Integrated Systems Project, and Jo Lawson, Facilities
Management architect, participated in last year's Day of Caring.
up by Aug. 31 to work for United Way's Day of Caring
Thomas Jefferson Area United
Way will again kick off its annual Community Charitable Campaign
with the Laurence E. Richardson Day of Caring on Wednesday, Sept.
this community service day, U.Va. faculty and staff work with
others from the community on a variety of projects designed to
help people and organizations in Charlottesville and Albemarle,
Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa and Nelson counties.
are being made for this year's projects. Past projects have included
preparing surplus items at the KCRC for a yard sale, teaching
interview skills to people who have been out of the work force
for a long time, cleaning out hedgerows at the ARC on Park Street,
reading to elementary school children, building tool sheds in
Fluvanna County, and restoring a Charlottesville cemetery. Volunteers
can work the whole day, a half day, or something in between.
Last year, about 120 University faculty and staff participated.
Sign up is on a first come, first serve basis and can be done
by e-mail to Katherine Jackson at firstname.lastname@example.org
or Teresa Nguyen at ttn9e@virginia.
edu. Include your name, department, the type of project you
would like to work on, t-shirt size, telephone number, address
and any other information which might be helpful in matching you
to a project. If several employees want to work together on a
team, please indicate that.
Day of Caring is the beginning of the University's Charitable
Campaign, which is part of the Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign.
Under the CVC, U.Va. employees can contribute to hundreds of not-for-profit
organizations, including all the United Way organizations in Virginia
as well as hundreds of other social service organizations.