Save the Date – June 14, 2024!!

The annual Day of Caring will be back and better than ever in 2024 as we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the community volunteer event. Stay tuned for details!


Thank you Tyler/Smith County for a Successful 28th Annual Day of Caring!


Thank you to our 2022 Day of Caring sponsors!



  • Andrews Center
  • Azalea Orthopedics
  • Barrett & Thomas
  • Brookshire Grocery Company
  • BXC Roofing
  • Field Fastener
  • First Christian Church
  • Henry & Peters
  • Hiland Dairy
  • Hood Packaging
  • Jasper Ventures
  • KLTV
  • Langan
  • NET Health
  • Regions Bank
  • Smith County CSCD (Adult Probation)
  • Southside Bank
  • SPI-Engineering (Schaumburg & Polk, Inc.)
  • Tyler Junior College
  • Tyler Pipe
  • U.S. Probation Office



  • Bernard’s Mediterranean Restaurant
  • Brookshire Grocery Company
  • Caldwell Zoo
  • Cindy Jones Bookkeeping and Office Consultant
  • Clear Springs Restaurant
  • Community Coffee
  • Dairy Queen
  • James Jones – BXC Roofing
  • Jim’s Jewelers
  • FD’s Grill House
  • Jim’s Jewelers
  • Kenny Smith DJ Services
  • Outback Steakhouse
  • Pepsi Beverages Company
  • Potpourri House
  • Prime 102
  • Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers
  • Rick’s on the Square
  • Splash Kingdom Water Park
  • Texas Bank & Trust
  • Texas Music City Grill and Smokehouse
  • Times Square Grand Slam



  • Alzheimer’s Alliance of Smith County
  • Andrews Center – Treatment Learning Center
  • Azleway, Inc.
  • Browning Learning Academy
  • CASA for Kids of East Texas
  • Children’s Advocacy Center of Smith County
  • The Children’s Park of Tyler
  • East Texas Crisis Center
  • East Texas Food Bank
  • Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas
  • Habitat for Humanity of Smith County
  • Hangers of Hope
  • Hope Haven of East Texas
  • Meals on Wheels Ministry
  • The Mentoring Alliance
  • PATH
  • Refuge of Light
  • The Salvation Army
  • St. Paul Children’s Foundation
  • Texas RAMP Project
  • THAAT Ranch
  • United Way of Smith County



  • Joe Barron, Chair – Retired, Department of Public Safety
  • Gail Evans – Retired, Express Employment Professionals
  • Cindy Jones – Bookkeeper and Office Consultant
  • Jay McConathy – U.S. District Courts
  • Zac Palmer – Brookshire Grocery Company
  • Jacques Schomerus – Community Volunteer
  • Kenny Smith – Kenny Smith DJ Services
  • Lauren Tyler – Tyler Junior College

We’re planning the 2023 Day of Caring event now! Here’s how you can be involved:


  • Organization/Company Sponsorships – $750 – Deadline for sponsors is April 2023. In return for your sponsorship, your organization/company receives the following:
  • Company name & logo included on:
    • Day of Caring T-shirt
    • Sponsors’ banner displayed all day at Day of Caring headquarters and throughout the campaign year at various United Way functions
  • Sponsor Listing in Thank You Ad on United Way website (
  • Provide a Project – As a nonprofit organization, you can benefit from volunteers for this one day. You provide any needed tools and we provide you volunteers, snacks, lunch, etc.  A win/win for any nonprofit organization. Deadline for submitting a project is April 2023.


If you are interested in either of these opportunities, click a button below or contact Lisa Gardner at 903-581-6376 ext. 316 or

Volunteer FormVolunteer Form
Project ApplicationProject Application