Virtual Week of Caring

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Together, We Can

Building a strong community that takes care of everyone who lives here depends on your generous support.

Are you unsure of how you can get involved during the Week of Caring? Think about some of the options below!

Mask MakingAmerican Red Cross –Jackson County are looking for volunteer groups to help with their mask
making project. They are providing local nonprofits free face coverings for their staff and volunteer needs and need your help making the masks! No sewing machine required. American Red Cross – Jackson County will provide will provide the materials and all you need is an iron and access to watch a YouTube video. If you are interested in filling
wait list orders, please contact Donna Colon, Executive Director at

Brochure Deliveries: Mental Health America of Jackson County is looking for volunteers to help distribute mental health informational brochures to companies and school throughout Jackson County. If you or someone you know might be interested in this volunteer opportunity, please contact Executive Director; Melanie O’Neal at 812-522-3480 or email

Virtual Community Conversation: Jackson County residents hope for a community where people choose to live, that is healthy and safe.  They want a community that is alive, vibrant and growing with places to go and things to do.  We want to be known as a place where we work together for solutions to take care of neighbors and generations. We would like you and your organization/company to consider co-hosting a community conversation with us. A community conversation will start with the hope our community has already identified, we now want to learn more with the lens of financial stability about the concerns they have and what they believe might make a difference in strengthening the community. The conversations allow us to focus on the quality and depth of public knowledge as opposed to only have numbers inform our strategy.  Our goal is to have deep meaningful conversations so we can see themes bubbling up, and take action on issues and conditions the community cares about in regards to financial stability.

FITA (Free Income Tax Assistance) Logo Contest: Help us create a logo for Jackson County United Way’s Free Income Tax Assistance Program (FITA).

Rock It with Kindness: Children and adults alike can paint rocks with positive messages and leave them along walking trails, in parks, etc. for others to find and put a smile on their face.

Volunteer at a Food Pantry: 
Anchor House needs volunteers for the September mobile food pantry! The specific date is not yet
determined, but volunteers are needed from 1-6PM to direct traffic or from 3-6PM to unload the truck and pass out the boxes.  Also, Anchor House is in need of volunteers for their Thursday food pantry distributions from 12-5PM.   If you are interested in volunteering, please call 522-9308.

Words of Encouragement Letters: Blessings in a Backpack Seymour, IN is looking
for volunteers to create words of encouragement to be included in their weekly
bags to children! If you are interested in this opportunity please contact Pam
Kindel at 812-216-2297 or email

Show off any of your work on social media by tagging @myJACSY and using the hashtag #COVIDCantBeatCaring!

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