2015 Community Service Day

The community is coming together again to plan the second annual Community Service Day event— Folsom’s largest day of volunteerism. 

Community Service Day mobilizes hundreds of volunteers of all ages and interests to complete projects throughout Folsom that will have a lasting impact in the community.  The effort is organized by the City of Folsom and numerous Folsom corporations, companies and nonprofits. The 2015 Community Service Day will be held on September 19. Our goal is to complete more than 25 single day projects that benefit diverse segments of the community and assist those in need.  

For more information, or for sponsorship and volunteer opportunities, visit: www.folsomcommunityservice.org

Last year, more than 1,100 volunteers participated in the inaugural 2014 Community Service Day, and completed more than 25 projects, including:

·         Collected more than 82,000 pounds of food for Twin Lakes Food Bank families during a citywide food drive
·         Solicited donations and packed care packages for 500 soldiers serving overseas; children created thank you cards and photos that were inserted in the care packages
·         Painted the wrought-iron fence surrounding the Aquatic Center
·         Planted shrubs, pulled weeds and added bark to Butterfly Garden in City Lions Park
·         Weeded and cleaned up the cemetery
·         Installed shelving, painted and cleaned CAVE teen centers at Folsom and Sutter middle schools
·         Built raised beds, installed irrigation and painted a mural at the garden behind the Community Center which will be used by the preschool and Zoo Sanctuary
·         Stained the large wooden play structure in Kids Play Park
·         Completed painting, staining and clean-up projects at Pioneer Village in Historic Folsom
·         Installed landscaping at the Powerhouse Ministries Transitional Care Center
·         Installed fencing around the Powerhouse Ministries kid’s play area
·         Sanitized toys and cleaned preschools at the Community Center, Sports Complex and Hinkle Creek Nature Center
·         Sorted clothes and donations at Snowline Hospice
·         Rebuilt a bicycle/pedestrian bridge on the Humbug-Willow Creek Trail
·         Painted trail rules on several sections of recreational trails
·         Built steps in the deer area; painted fencing and cleaned-up sections of the Zoo Sanctuary

Community Service Day Steering Committee Members

Vice Mayor Steve Miklos, Folsom City Council
Anna Ballard and Stephanie Smith, Intel
Christine Brainerd, City of Folsom
Jeremy Burke, Gold Country Media/Folsom Telegraph
Nancy Atchley, Powerhouse Ministries
Terry Carroll, Style Media Group
Brad Franklin, Lakeside Church
Joe Gagliardi, Folsom Chamber of Commerce;
Dan Haverty, Rotary Club of Folsom Lake
Monica Meade, Safe Credit Union
Timothy Polasik, Folsom State Prison
Eric King, LDS Church
Justin Raithel, Folsom Leading Young Professionals
Anthony Retodo, M.D., Kaiser Permanente
Michael Ricks and Anissa Routon, Mercy Hospital of Folsom
Rob Ross, Think Smart