Day of Caring – A tradition of service, a celebration of giving

Day of Caring – A tradition of service, a celebration of giving

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Participating in United Way of King County’s Day of Caring has been a long-standing tradition at Microsoft. Since 1992, Microsoft employees in the greater-Seattle area provide a day of service for nonprofits in need of extra hands and in the process we get to know our neighborhood organizations a little better. Last Friday, over 5,000 Microsoft employees volunteered for this year’s United Way Day of Caring, supporting over 200 projects.

This year the Citizenship team got together with the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Group and the Microsoft Alumni Foundation and spent the day at the North Seattle Boys & Girls Club in Greenwood. The North Seattle location is King County’s oldest club, with a long history of being a fun place for area kids to get help with homework, learn new skills, or just hang out with friends. As the club works to expand the number of kids it will serve this year, our group tackled a number of projects to spruce up the interior and surroundings.

The project at the North Seattle Boys & Girls Club required the work of over 80 volunteers to reseed and level the adjacent sports field, weed and clean-up landscaping surrounding the building, and paint the games room and offices inside. A great day was made even better by some local parents who offered to cook-out for us and provide homemade food for all of the volunteers. We ate well!

To learn more about the programs offered through the Boys & Girls Club or to discover volunteer opportunities, visit North Seattle Boys & Girls Club or United Way of King County.

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Citizenship & Public Affairs Team at North Seattle Boys & Girls Club for United Way of King County’s Day of Caring 2012.

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