"Are you ready for a little pampering?" "Oh yes, any time!"
With these words Trident United Way's annual Day of Caring began at our Carter-May Assisted Living Home. Carter-May is located in Charleston, SC, and provides assisted living services for older adults. Residents in this home receive excellent care, attention, meals, and more from our employees and volunteers. On Friday, September 7, volunteers from Blackbaud, MUSC Human Resources, Simply Your Spa, and University School of the Lowcountry participated in the 2012 Day of Caring and spent time helping at the Carter-May home.
University of the Lowcountry students singing "Happy Birthday" to some of the Carter-May residents.
Blackbaud employees painting inside Carter-May.
Heather Coll, a teacher at University School of the Lowcountry, attended with 6 students from the school. She said "We love coming to help out at Carter-May during the Day of Caring. It's my favorite event of the year. It gives students, parents and teachers a chance to get to know each other outside of school, spend time together, and give back to our community. It's also a great teaching opportunity for the kids and lets us teach them about volunteering and giving back."
Students from the University School of the Lowcountry working on landscaping projects.
Volunteers from the MUSC Human Resources department have been participating in the Day of Caring at Carter-May for several years. One of these volunteers said this- "I briefly considered going somewhere else this year, but I just love these ladies and couldn't pass up an opportunity to spend time with them!" These volunteers spent quality time with some of our residents and were able to get to know the them as they talked and scrapbooked together.
MUSC Human Resources volunteers creating scrapbook pages with some of the residents.
Our residents enjoyed hand and foot care provided by Simply Your Spa.
We had a wonderful time at the 2012 Day of Caring and are very grateful for all the volunteers did. A great big thanks to the volunteers and to Trident United Way for organizing this event each year! We can't wait for 2013 Day of Caring and hope to see some these volunteers return before then!!
For more pictures from the Day of Caring, please click here.
For more information about the Carter-May Home, including volunteer and donor opportunities, please click here.