Hickory – This year’s iCare Tour will feature a look at non-profit organizations in Catawba County that serve the needs of citizens in the areas of education, food, housing, mental health, family enrichment and health.

This event will last from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4. It is open to any county resident who is interested in learning more about these organizations and how they can get involved in helping others in the community. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. A suggested $5 donation will be accepted at the door of the event, but an advance reservation is required to reserve your seat.

Stops on this year’s iCare Tour will include Adult Life Programs, Hospice, Greater Hickory CCM, Sipe’s Orchard Home, Hickory Soup Kitchen, ReSource Warehouse & Gallery, and Camp Dogwood. At each stop, there will be speakers from other agencies, including the Backpack Program, Council on Adolescents, Hickory Museum of Art, Classroom Connections, Connections Clubhouse, and the Humane Society. Tour attendees will also leave with a guidebook that includes information on dozens of other non-profits in the community.

The tour will begin at Camp Dogwood, located at 7050 Camp Dogwood Drive, Sherrills Ford at 8:30 a.m. Buses will depart no later than 9 a.m. and return by 4 p.m.

“It’s a great opportunity for businesses, clergy, students, and citizens to see where their time, talent, and treasure can improve the life of all in Catawba County,” said Amanda Freeland, tour coordinator. To reserve your place on the iCare Tour, email her at afreeland@catawbacountync.gov.

The iCare Tour is organized by Congregations and Community, Catawba County Social Services, and Housing Visions: A Continuum of Care.