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FORT WAYNE, Ind.(WFFT)- United Way of Allen County's annual Day Of Caring takes you from behind the desk, and out of the office to be of service on site wherever there may be a need.
"We're basically trying to recycle and repurpose the items that are currently in the storage, so that way we can have more dresses in here," Tania Boyd with Fort Wayne Medical Society Alliance and co-chair of Cinderella Day said.
The Fort Wayne Medical Society Alliance is looking to make bigger storage space to hold hundreds of dresses for girls ages seven to high school age. They said it's no easy task to clear out old storage space, but today they have an extra set of hands thanks to Lippert Components.
"All of the boat furniture, if you go out on the lake, you see anyone with a pontoon boat, all that furniture, we make from the ground up," Michael Meade, general manager of Lippert Components Marine Division said.
There aren't any boats here, but he said this helps them give back in a different way.
"It's something different for me dealing with a lot of dresses and moving stuff around," he added.
He said it's worth it.
"There's always isolation of one company versus another. Even some of our competitors are joining in together with the customers. We're bridging relationships with people out on the floor doing the work. The people in the offices, they don't get to meet the vendors, the customers, and this is a way to bring all those people together," he explained.
If you'd like to give back to be a part of the Day of Caring, Boyd said you can donate dresses to Peerless Cleaners so they can be given at Cinderella Day March 23 next year.