WorkSource Enterprises clients Doretta (left) and Doris dance to "Y.M.C.A" at the organization's Day of Caring Carnival. Credit: Credit: Josh Mandell, Charlottesville Tomorrow

WorkSource Enterprises in Charlottesville organized a carnival Wednesday to celebrate the United Way-Thomas Jefferson Area’s 27th annual Day of Caring.

The event featured more than 30 games, appearances by costumed characters from Star Wars and superhero films, and a visit from the University of Virginia Athletics mascot, Cavman. It ended with a dance party inside WorkSource Enterprises’ offices on Carlton Avenue.

WorkSource Enterprises offers job training, employment and support services to Central Virginia residents with disabilities. It owns and operates BreadWorks Bakery & Deli, which provided lunch for all carnival attendees.


Josh Mandell graduated from Yale in 2016 and has been recognized by the Virginia Press Association with five awards for education writing, health, science and environmental writing and multimedia reporting.