Unity Health plans A Day of Caring

Unity Health is planning the 19th annual A Day of Caring from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 1, in the Ganus Athletic Center at Harding University, Burks Boulevard and East Park Avenue.

A Day of Caring, a community-wide outreach program, is designed to help the uninsured and underinsured residents of White County. Free medical, dental and eye screenings will be provided; additional services offered include haircuts, immunizations and pap exams. Social service information will be provided.

Items such as school supplies, Bibles, children’s socks and shoes, underwear, diapers, bags of groceries and personal care products will also be distributed. (Children must be present to receive school supplies, socks/underwear and diapers.)

For children and teens, the 22nd Annual Shots for Tots and Teens will be held in conjunction with A Day of Caring. A parent or guardian is required to bring the child’s shot record in order to receive immunizations.

Partnerships between Unity Health and community businesses and organizations, along with hundreds of nurses, Unity Health associates and volunteers throughout Searcy, are vital to the success of this outreach program. Last year, more than 400 extraordinary volunteers united to provide needed services that helped more than 1,800 people.

“Our hospital looks forward to A Day of Caring each year, and we strive to serve as many people as possible through this outreach,” said Unity Health Marketing Director Brooke Pryor. “It is incredible to see our community unite for this important cause. We are so thankful to the hundreds of volunteers, organizations and businesses that contribute to this medical mission and help us create a healthy community.”

Unity Health welcomes individuals, clubs, churches and organizations to be involved through collecting personal care items including bar soap, shampoo and conditioner, deodorant, toothbrushes and toothpaste. Non-perishable food items are also appreciated to stock the A Day of Caring Food Bank.

Other ways to get involved include volunteering to help set up and helping volunteer at the event. For more information about A Day of Caring or how to volunteer, please contact Unity Health Event Specialist Anna Brumfield at 501.278.3230 or [email protected]