A Day of Caring 2012: How To Help

Volunteers, Personal Care Products and Non-perishable Food Items Still Needed

August 4

9 a.m. to Noon

Ganus Athletic Center, located at the corner of Burks Blvd. and East Park Ave.

Harding University Campus


A Day of Hope. A Day of Help. A Day of Caring.

White County Medical Center is still in need of volunteers to help serve at the 16th annual A Day of Caring, which will be held Saturday, August 4, from 9 a.m. to Noon in the Ganus Athletic Center on the campus of Harding University.

Personal care products and non-perishable food items are also needed to distribute at the mission. Local grocery stores are collecting items in their stores through August 2. Stop by Harps, Kroger, Mayflower, Save-A-Lot, Cash Savers and Walmart in Searcy; Harps and Sexton Foods in Bald Knob; and Bill’s Grocery in Bradford to drop off personal care products or non-perishable food items.

A Day of Caring is a community-wide outreach program 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. Items such as school supplies, Bibles, children’s socks and underwear, diapers, bags of groceries, and personal care products will also be distributed. Various health screenings, such as blood pressure checks, and social service information will be provided. Please note that children must be present to receive school supplies, socks/underwear and diapers.

For children and teens, the 19th 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 WCMC and community businesses and organizations, along with hundreds of nurses, WCMC associates and volunteers throughout Searcy, are vital to the success of this outreach program. Last year, 530 extraordinary volunteers united to provide needed services that helped more than 1,600 people.

A Day of Caring 2012 sponsors include:  Absolute Care Management, ARcare, Arthur’s Beauty College, ASU-Beebe/ASU-Searcy, CARTI, Centennial Bank, Cool 104, Covenant Fellowship Church, Crain Media, The Daily Citizen, Families, Inc., Family Practice Associates, First Community Bank, First Security Bank, First United Methodist Church Thrift Shop, Harding Press, Harding University, Hospice Home Care, Liberty Bank, Mayfair Solutions, Medical Center Pharmacy, NorthStar EMS, PrimeCare, Quattlebaum Music, Regions Bank, Sam’s Club Distribution Center, Searcy Medical Center, Southern Bank, Three Rivers Edition, Wal-Mart Distribution Center, Wal-Mart Supercenter, White County Community Foundation, White County Medical Center and the WCMC Auxiliary.

“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 WCMC 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.”

Want to Get Involved?

Donate:  deodorant, soap, shampoo, conditioner, toothbrushes, toothpaste and other personal care products, diapers and non-perishable food items

Volunteer:  at the mission on Saturday, August 4, from 8 a.m. to Noon

 WCMC welcomes individuals, clubs, churches and organizations to be involved through collecting personal care items including bar soap, shampoo and conditioner, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste and diapers. Non-perishable food items are also appreciated to stock the A Day of Caring Food Bank. For more information, please contact WCMC Event Specialist Anna Overbay at (501) 380-1057 or via email at aoverbay@wcmc.org.


As the leading healthcare provider in a six-county area, White County Medical Center associates strive to create a healthy community by providing quality patient care and participating in community health events. White County Medical Center is the largest employer in Searcy with more than 1500 associates. The facility has a combined total of 438 licensed beds and a medical staff of 150 physicians that specialize in various areas of healthcare.