Day of Caring Still Going Strong

Written by Chronicle Staff. Posted in Featured, Senior Living

Published on July 07, 2021 with No Comments

At the 2015 Day of Caring, Porter County Aging and Community Services had many projects going on at once, including a ramp installation. Executive Director Bruce Lindner was on hand to help the Task Force Tips team put a ramp up at a community member’s home.

Connecting neighbors and families

by Bruce Lindner

There is truly not a day more important to region nonprofits than the annual Day of Caring! 

The United Way of Porter County has hosted this event locally for countless years, and it has been an avenue for team building, connecting neighbors and families as well as helping nonprofits. 

Groups pick projects to make sure that our nonprofits have the help they need at no cost while introducing their services and offerings to the volunteers. 

The Day of Caring really unites the community and nonprofits in an up-close and personal way.

This year’s event is on Friday, Aug. 6, and project sign-up began July 5. Projects often range from yardwork to painting and cleaning to collection drives. In 2020, more home-based projects popped up and additional opportunities in this area will be available as well as traditional in-person events.

The event kicks off with a rally breakfast in Valparaiso before the day of volunteering begins.

Here at PCACS, we have had many volunteers help us over the years and for that, we are forever grateful. While we do not have anything lined up yet this year, we encourage our community to come out and help another nonprofit in need! 

Visit for details.

Closet Reminder

Our Medical Loan Closet is open for Porter County residents in need of a loaned medical device and anyone wanting to donate.

As our offices are still closed to the public, please contact us to arrange a time to pick up or drop off needed items by calling 219-464-9736 ext. 216.

Bruce Lindner has worked in the non-profit world for more than 35 years and for the past 12 years has been serving as the executive director of Porter County Aging and Community Services. For more information, contact him directly at 219-465-7144 or email at 

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