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A nonprofit group is hoping more volunteers will participate in United Way of Coastal Georgia's annual Days of Caring Thursday and Friday.

"We do the Days of Caring as a way to work with our donors and partners to make a difference in the community," said Missy Neu, president and chief executive officer of the organization. "It's so impactful to have people come out and do this."

This year, volunteers will renovate Needwood Middle School's Boys and Girls Club.

"This is a unique situation for us," Neu said. "We'll be completely remodeling the interior of the Boys and Girls Club (at Needwood). They have a dedicated space and rooms to paint and build shelves and book cases."

The project will also extend outside, where volunteers will help update and clean up an outdoor classroom area. Over the years, brush has grown wild and a water feature needs fixing, Neu said.

"They will have a great impact that very specifically helps these kids at Needwood and C.B. Greer Elementary School who enjoy this space," she said. "It's all a part of building a great partnership."

Indoor and outdoor volunteer opportunities are available for all skill and activity levels.

"We have about 145 volunteers signed up now. A lot of large employers bring workers and other groups, ranging from teenagers to (seniors), who volunteer and take the time to come out here," Neu said. "We have about a $50,000 impact ... and only $10,000 of that is raised. The volunteers and the hours they put in, as well as the in-kind donations, really have an impact on this event."

Get involved

To volunteer call the United Way of Coastal Georgia at 265-1850 or visit

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