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Volunteers showcase the importance of volunteering as a family during United Way’s Family Volunteer Day!

Over 60 volunteers made up of parents, children, grandparents and friends came together to volunteer their time at JJ Pickle Elementary/St. John’s Community Center on Saturday, November 21, 2009.

Volunteers cleaned up a trail along Buttermilk Creek and outside the entire school yard picking up over 200 bags of trash. They also built four garden beds and cleaned and weeded an existing flower bed. Volunteers talked about how much fun they had volunteering as a family and the impact they had made in the St. John Community.

After picking up trash a youth quoted: “I love picking up trash and I hope there is more to pick up next year!”

The event kicked-off with a continental breakfast and a brief program. The speakers included Joel De La Garza, Principal of JJ Pickle Elementary, Allen Weeks, President of St. John’s Neighborhood Association and Debbie Bresette, Interim President of United Way Capital Area.

Children enjoyed faced painting and arts and crafts projects.

Thanks to all of the volunteers who participated to make “Family Day of Service” a success!

Please share your volunteer experience by posting a comment!

Thank You,
Diana Santos
Corporate and Volunteer Relations, Director

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