United Way’s Day of Caring helps community nonprofits and schools

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – July 26 is the United Way’s Day of Caring, where the community completes various projects to help local nonprofits and schools. A group of Warren County Public Schools employees decided to clean up the Barren River Area Child Advocacy Center’s kitchen.

“We’re thankful that Warren County Schools allows us to take a day from the office to come down and and help do something like this, because it’s very rewarding to us knowing that we can give back to the kids that we serve in a different way and volunteer our time. It’s such a blessing,” Felicia Duncan with WCPS says.

Meanwhile, at Oakland Elementary School, final preparations are being made for the start of the school year.

“All the teachers and staff here are busy getting their classrooms ready. Myself, I’m trying to get Chromebook carts ready for students so that they’re ready to learn on the first day,” Rhea Isenberg, librarian at Oakland Elementary, says.

For their Day of Caring Project, Fruit of the Loom sent some volunteers to paint two classrooms.

“We’re all just working from morning until afternoon. Some of us late in the evening getting things ready. When someone comes in and does those sort of things, it gives us more time to focus on the work for the students. Any help is appreciated and especially help that doesn’t take away from work for the students is so much appreciated for all teachers and staff,” Isenberg says.

If you’d like to help out, there’s multiple ways to do so!

“Anyone in the community who wants to come in and volunteer, it’s so much appreciated. We could use help every day. Getting in touch with your family resource coordinator at the school, contact the principal. I’m sure any school right here in our community would love to help,” Isenberg says.