September 21 seemed like a regular Friday inside of WACAP’s Renton headquarters. Outside, however, a group of five volunteers was busy weeding and scraping old paint from the face of the building, prepping it for a needed new coat.
As part of United Way’s Day of Caring, this motivated group from Casey Family Programs together donated over 25 hours of their time to support WACAP and help with important building improvements — an area that sometimes receives less attention as staff concentrate much of their efforts on building families.
The Day of Caring is a community-wide day dedicated to volunteering, where employers select from projects (like the one WACAP submitted) and their employees get the chance to help out for a day and learn more about the organization they’re supporting.
When asked why they chose WACAP, some in the group shared about how they admired WACAP’s mission or were inspired by a colleague to volunteer for the day. Some noted similar connections between the two organizations: supporting children in foster care and ensuring children are in safe, loving homes. Others shared how after a day of volunteering, they were impressed by how WACAP uniquely had “an impact on lives.”
Today, inside and outside the WACAP building, the work of our volunteers also had an impact on lives.
Thank you, Amanda, Nikia, Houston, William and Kelly for your commitment to helping kids find permanent and loving places to call home.