United Way Day of Caring

Date:  Friday, September 6, 2013

Location:
Epic
1913 West Townline Road
Peoria, IL 61615

Description:
Each year United Way hosts a ‘day of caring’, where volunteers can go into the community to help in a program aided by United Way. In the past FamilyCore has helped with a food drive through Midwest food bank, however this year we ventured into new territory. Epic itself is a program to help differently abled adults and their families, through therapy, job coaching, education, living services, respite and much more. Playing instructor and cheerleader our Outreach staff was able to help along the wellness trail; stations are set up along the long halls of the Epic building, (formerly a shooting range so imagine the size) for each participant to work a different muscle group to their best ability. The happiness exhibited by the clients of Epic, helped remind our staff why we do what we do, to help those in need.