Dozens of teams help community during Trident United Way’s 20th annual Day of Caring

More than 1,000 people take part in on-site and virtual projects - making the Tri-County’s largest day of community service a success



NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. – COVID-19 did not stop Trident United Way’s Day of Caring from making a huge difference in the lives of people and local organizations.

Trident United Way’s Day of Caring is the largest single day of community service in the area.

The day included 16 on-site and more than 65 virtual projects throughout the Tri-County. The special 20th year celebration included military members from Joint Base Charleston, to companies like First National Bank, who spend the morning sprucing up the Dee Norton Child Advocacy Center.

Pictured Above: a volunteer from First National Bank planting flowers at the Dee Norton Child Advocacy Center in Charleston.

Other projects included goodwill letter writing for seniors and planting vegetable gardens at local schools.

For the more than 1,000 volunteers involved, Trident United Way’s Day of Caring is very special.

Click below for video and a soundbite from today’s landscaping sprucing up event at the Dee Norton Child Advocacy Center in Charleston.

Beverly Hutchinson/Dee Norton Center Development Dir.  “While it might seem like a small thing for First National Bank to be here today, mulching, weeding and planting pansies, for the families we serve and our staff, it makes a huge impact.” :13

Pictured above: volunteers from Joint Base Charleston and the Green Heart project create a garden at a school in North Charleston.

Trident United Way matches nonprofit agencies and schools with volunteer teams that help advance their mission and build capacity — all while fostering community engagement.  Day of Caring is a catalyst for year-round volunteer engagement as teams see the impact they can make in one day when they build community partnerships.

Research shows companies that offer employees opportunities to volunteer enjoy greater satisfaction in the workplace. We are so thankful to have so many invested companies in our area.

Improving our community is something the Trident United Way does daily. To learn more about volunteering, visit




About Trident United Way - Celebrating more than 76 years of service, Trident United Way is a catalyst for measurable community transformation in education, financial stability and health. According to the Chronicle of Philanthropy, United Way is America’s favorite charity.