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It's time for spring cleaning, and for Genesee County's community organizations, that's where volunteers on the Day of Caring prove invaluable.

They paint, pull weeds, clean and scrub, trim and rake, pick up debris -- just about anything that will help or beautify a community organization's property.

On Thursday, hundreds of volunteers started the morning at Dwyer Stadium before dispersing to nearly 40 locations throughout the county, including Crossroads House, the Community Garden, GO ART!, Gillam Grant Community Center, the International Peace Garden, Machpelah Cemetery, Purple Pony, and many other locations.

These photos are from the Batavia Girls Fastpitch Softball field at Lion's Park, the Pathway of Life Garden at Grandview Cemetery, and the Historic Batavia Cemetery.

The event is organized by United Way.

Photos by Howard Owens.

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HomeCare & Hospice seeks volunteers for United Way Day of Caring https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/homecare-hospice-seeks-volunteers-for-united-way-day-of-caring/639121
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Submitted photo of the Pathway of Life Garden located at Grandview Cemetery in Batavia.

Press Release:

HomeCare & Hospice will be participating in the Genesee County United Way Annual Day of Caring on May 23. 

United Way volunteers will be matched to local agencies and non-profit organizations to assist in hands-on projects in their communities. 

HomeCare & Hospice of Batavia will be seeking volunteers to assist in cleaning the Pathway of Life Garden at Grandview Cemetery which is a memorial brick garden surrounded by beautiful foliage, flowers, benches, and a place of relaxation and quiet reflection. The bricks are a lasting public tribute to your loved ones.

Volunteers are needed on May 23 beginning at 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. to complete pruning trees, pulling up the walkway to remove roots, weeding, grass removal, and power washing of benches and walkways.

Individuals or teams can sign up to volunteer by contacting Caitlyn Farnung at caitlin.farnung@unitedwayrocflx.org or by calling 585-242-6517. Volunteer registration is open until May 10.

If you or someone you know could benefit from hospice, please contact HomeCare & Hospice at 585-343-7596 or visit homecare-hospice.org.

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https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/homecare-hospice-seeks-volunteers-for-united-way-day-of-caring/639121#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/homecare-hospice-seeks-volunteers-for-united-way-day-of-caring/639121 Apr 23, 2024, 6:38pm Day of Caring HomeCare & Hospice seeks volunteers for United Way Day of Caring Press Release <figure role="group" class="caption caption-div"> <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img alt="batavia-brick-garden.jpg" class="image-style-large" height="507" loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2024-04/batavia-brick-garden.jpg?itok=6RDybWDe" width="800"> </div> </div> <figcaption>Submitted photo of the Pathway of Life Garden located at Grandview Cemetery in Batavia.</figcaption> </figure> <p>Press Release:</p><blockquote><p>HomeCare &amp; Hospice will be participating in the Genesee County United Way Annual Day of Caring on May 23.&nbsp;</p><p>United Way volunteers will be matched to local agencies and non-profit organizations to assist in hands-on projects in their communities.&nbsp;</p><p>HomeCare &amp; Hospice of Batavia will be seeking</p></blockquote>
Volunteers needed for United Way Day of Caring on May 23 https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/volunteers-needed-for-united-way-day-of-caring-on-may-23/638993 Press Release:

United Way of Greater Rochester and the Finger Lakes is hosting its annual Day of Caring on May 23. Day of Caring is the largest single day of volunteering in the region. Six counties, including Genesee, Ontario, Monroe, Livingston, Wayne, and Wyoming will mobilize over 6,000 volunteers on May 23.

The dedicated committee of volunteers in Genesee County has helped to match agencies with volunteers for 15 years! Hundreds of volunteers in Genesee County will work together to meet the needs of dozens of local agencies and non-profits.

By participating in these engaging, hands-on projects, volunteers help create a brighter future for local communities and help those in need.  

There are still volunteer spots available and agencies to support in Genesee County. Sign up as an individual, or as a team with friends, family, or colleagues using the contact information below for a fun-filled day of giving back to the community! Register to volunteer in Genesee County by April 19 to receive a T-shirt. Registration for volunteer opportunities will be open until May 10.

Join us for the Genesee County Day of Caring kickoff on May 23 at Dwyer Stadium, starting at 8 a.m.

Looking to volunteer in Genesee County? Contact Caitlin Farnung at caitlin.farnung@unitedwayrocflx.org or (585) 242-6517.  

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Reach out to MarcAnthony Bucci at marcanthony.bucci@unitedwayrocflx.org or (585) 242-6449 to learn more. 

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Volunteers needed individually or in teams to help agencies on United Way Day of Caring https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/volunteers-needed-individually-or-in-teams-to-help-agencies-on-united-way-day-of Press Release:

United Way of Greater Rochester and the Finger Lakes is hosting its annual Day of Caring on May 23. 

Day of Caring is the largest single day of volunteering in the region. Six counties, including Genesee, Ontario, Monroe, Livingston, Wayne, and Wyoming, will mobilize over 6,000 volunteers on May 23. 

The dedicated committee of volunteers in Genesee County has helped to match agencies with volunteers for 15 years! Hundreds of volunteers in Genesee County will work together to meet the needs of dozens of local agencies and non-profits. 

By participating in these engaging, hands-on projects, volunteers help create a brighter future for local communities and help those in need.  

There are still volunteer spots available and agencies to support in Genesee County. Sign up as an individual or as a team with friends, family, or colleagues using the contact information below for a fun-filled day of giving back to the community.  

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Batavia PD and Lions Club partner up to fix bikes for BCSD https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/batavia-pd-and-lions-club-partner-up-to-fix-bikes-for-bcsd/634942
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The Batavia Police Department would like to thank the Batavia Lions Club for its generous donation and work during the Day of Caring.  Batavia PD donated several slightly used bicycles to the Lions Club.  

During the Genesee County Day of Caring, the Lions Club partnered with Adam Miller Toy and Bicycle to service/fix up these bikes.  Once the tuneups were completed, the Lions Club donated eight bicycles back to Batavia PD to be distributed to local children in need. 

The Batavia PD School Resource Officers teamed up with guidance counselors from Batavia City Schools to select these children.  Batavia PD and the Lions Club have agreed to continue this partnership in the years to come to ensure we can help the community in which we serve. 

Batavia PD would like to thank the Lions Club, Adam Millers, and the Batavia City Schools for their assistance in this newly founded program.

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https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/batavia-pd-and-lions-club-partner-up-to-fix-bikes-for-bcsd/634942#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/batavia-pd-and-lions-club-partner-up-to-fix-bikes-for-bcsd/634942 May 19, 2023, 7:00pm Day of Caring Batavia PD and Lions Club partner up to fix bikes for BCSD Press Release <div class="align-center"> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2023-05/police_lions-club-edit.jpeg?itok=HW4dYYpJ" width="436" height="296" alt="police_lions-club-edit.jpeg" class="image-style-large"> </div> </div> <p><span>Press Release:</span></p><blockquote><p><span>The Batavia Police Department would like to thank the Batavia Lions Club for its generous donation and work during the Day of Caring.&nbsp; Batavia PD donated several slightly used bicycles to the Lions Club.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span>During the Genesee County Day of Caring, the Lions Club partnered with Adam</span></p></blockquote>
Photos: United Way Day of Caring in Batavia https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-owens/photos-united-way-day-of-caring-in-batavia/634811
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Tony Mancuso for the United Way Day of Caring was where he usually is on the Day of Caring, at Adam Miller Toys and Bicycles getting bikes ready to donate to Arc GLOW.
Photo by Howard Owens

More than 400 area residents hit about 40 sites in Genesee County to volunteer their labor to make the community a little bit better as part of the annual United Way Day of Caring on Thursday.

The Batavian stopped by a handful of the volunteer locations, such as Adam Miller Toys and Bicycles, GO ART!, the YMCA, the War Memorial, Dwyer Stadium, and the Community Garden.

Volunteers also went to six different locations for Arc GLOW, the Batavia Cemetery, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Cross Roads House, the David M. McCarthy Memorial Ice Arena, Eagle Star Housing, Ellicott Trail, the Peace Garden, Gilliam Grant Community Center, Holland Land Office Museum, Machphelah Cemetery, Purple Pony, Resurrection Parish, St. James Episcopal Church, St. Paul Lutheran, UMMC, and the Village of Elba, among other locations.

All photos by Howard Owens.

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Volunteers needed for Day of Caring in May https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/volunteers-needed-for-day-of-caring-in-may/632433 Press Release:

United Way of Greater Rochester and the Finger Lakes’ Day of Caring is quickly approaching on May 11. Day of Caring is the largest single day of volunteering in the region. Over 5,000 volunteers will be mobilized across six counties, including Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Wayne, and Wyoming.

Volunteers are matched with a local nonprofit agency. Examples of nonprofit volunteer needs include gardening, spring cleanup, and beautification projects.  There are still hundreds of volunteer spots available and agencies to support! Sign up as an individual, or a team with friends, family, or colleagues using the contact information below for a fun-filled day of giving back to the community. 

Looking to volunteer in Genesee County? Contact MarcAnthony Bucci at MarcAnthony.bucci@unitedwayrocflx.org or (585) 242-6449.

 

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Lions Club prepares for Day of Caring bike restoration project https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/lions-club-prepares-for-day-of-caring-bike-restoration-project/630137
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Press release:

As the Batavia Lions Club continues to move past the pandemic, we are reconnecting with our partners from past projects.

For many years the Club had been working with the Batavia Police Department and Adam Millers to refurbish bikes that have been recovered by the BPD and get them into the hands of children and adults who can use them. To that end, Detectives James Defreze and Matthew Wojtaszczyk (pictured above with Lions President Diane Hawn) visited the Club to review how bikes might be recovered and be eligible for donation to the Lions Club.

Many bikes are recovered each year that are damaged beyond repair. Those bikes are disposed of. If owners can be found for the usable bikes, they will be returned. If there is no way to determine ownership, they can be donated to an organization like the Lions. In past years those bikes have been refurbished and distributed to organizations such as The Salvation Army and ARC.

The detectives do encourage people to register their bikes with the BPD so if they are recovered, the bikes can be returned to the owner.

A relaxed discussion followed on several issues that the BPD faces every day and the complexity of modern law enforcement. Detectives Defreze and Wojtaszczyk were relaxed and informative in the give-and-take with the Lions Club. The Club looks forward to re-establishing the bike program and working with BPD to serve the community.  

Top photo: Submitted.

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File photo from 2014 Day of Caring outside Adam Miller Toys and Bicycles by Howard Owens, from front: John Huntzinger, Chuck Brenner, Bob Swanson, Tom Clark, Pier Chipollone, Dave Cuttia, John Roach and Van Scoy.

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Photos: Day of Caring 2022 https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-b-owens/photos-day-of-caring-2022/605663
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More than 300 community volunteers turned out today for United Way's annual Day of Caring to perform a variety of tasks for local organizations.

Photos are from Crossroads House and Justice for Children.

At Crossroads, a family paid for a new cement walkway and patio and volunteers are planting a garden so that those staying at Crossroads can be taken outside and enjoy a bit of nature.

The groups receiving assistance: 

  • Purple Pony
  • Peace Garden
  • Holland Land Office
  • Town of Batavia
  • Machpelah
  • Crossroads House
  • St. Max Kolbe
  • GO ART!
  • All Babies Cherished
  • UMMC
  • Gillam Grant
  • ABCD
  • Eagle Star
  • Lifetime Assistance
  • Community Garden
  • St. Joe's
  • St. James
  • Justice for Children
  • Batavia Cemetery
  • BEA- Jr. Achievement
  • CCE
  • Notre Dame
  • Batavia Housing Authority
  • Warrior House
  • Arc Glow-Elba House
  • Tops Food Drive-Arc GLOW

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Registration open for United Way Day of Caring https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/registration-open-for-united-way-day-of-caring/595464 Press release:

Volunteer registration is now open for United Way’s annual Day of Caring, happening on Thursday, May 19. For the first time in its 36-year history, Day of Caring will take place across Monroe, Livingston, Genesee, Wyoming, Wayne, and Ontario County on the same day.

Day of Caring is the community’s single largest volunteer effort, helping local not-for-profit organizations with projects, or ‘needs’, that they may not otherwise have resources for. Day of Caring needs includes painting, raking, cleaning up parks, planting community gardens, etc.

This year, more than 100 agency volunteer needs have already been registered. To browse through a list of needs, and to sign up to volunteer, visit unitedwayrocflx.org/volunteer. Volunteers can sign up as individuals or as a team. Volunteer registration closes Thursday, May 12. Agencies have until Saturday, April 30 to register a need.

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