What are you planning to do for a few hours on October 23rd or 24th? Although national volunteer days have emerged, Montgomery County’s Community Service Day has been instrumental in helping local nonprofit agencies. Last year more than 2,200 people volunteered at over 70 agencies.
Lake Needwood in Rockville was cleaned-up with the Lucky Clovers 4-H Club and organizers had nothing but good comments about the effort.
Sunday was a perfect, fall day. Our volunteers enjoyed the beautiful park while we picked up trash near the shoreline of the Lake Needwood. We gathered 18 bags of trash. That’s good news — the park was in great shape already. The woodland areas, picnic, trails and parking lots were well maintained. After picking up trash, several youth enjoyed the amenities of the park including fishing.
The wonderful part of Community Service Day is the opportunity to join together with family, friends, neighbors, fellow students, or co-workers to work as a group. Groups can develop their own projects.
Groups or individuals can select a service project from the Volunteer Center’s website.
Manna Food Center is seeking volunteers to collect food at 12 locations on October 22, 23 & 24. The need for food assistance has risen drastically since the start of the recession and they need to restock for what is expected to be a difficult winter. SSL Hours are available. Youth volunteers need to be 16 years of age or accompanied by an adult to participate. Contact Manna to sign up to help with the Feed The Hungrey Food Drives.
If you don’t have time to volunteer, you can also donate food, clothing, bikes, furniture, and treats for troops. Here’s the complete list for donations.
This is a true Community Day!
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