More than 2,500 volunteers will complete nearly 60 service projects on Saturday, September 15 at Folsom’s fifth annual Community Service Day. This major citywide event mobilizes thousands of volunteers of all ages and interests to complete projects throughout Folsom that make a positive, lasting impact. Projects include:
Volunteers must register in advance at www.folsomcommunityservice.org. Volunteer check-in takes place at Lakeside Church, located at 745 Oak Avenue Parkway, between 7 and 8:15 a.m. All volunteers will receive a complimentary T-shirt, volunteer bag and breakfast. Projects take place between 8:30 a.m. and noon.
Folsom’s Community Service Day also includes a citywide food drive for Twin Lakes Food Bank. More than 400 volunteers will drop off empty grocery bags and a food needs wish list on every doorstep in Folsom. Volunteers will return the morning of Saturday, September 15 to pick up food donations left in view of the street. If every Folsom household donates one bag of groceries, Folsom’s hungry can be fed for one year.
A donation drive is also planned for Community Service Day. Community members and volunteers are encouraged to drop off bicycles, eyeglasses, fabric, yarn and socks between 7 a.m. and noon in front of Lakeside Church.
Community Service Day is organized by the City of Folsom and more than a dozen local businesses and community organizations. The annual event is made possible thanks to generous sponsorship support from Intel, Dignity Health, Rotary Club of Folsom, Folsom Telegraph, Style Media Group, PG&E, Lakeside Church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, White Rock Springs Ranch, Kaiser Permanente, Folsom Ranch, Western Health Advantage, Lowe’s, Brittany Black – Lyons Real Estate, Dokken Engineering, KPIT, Aerojet Rocketdyne, Gekkeikan Sake, AKT Investments, Inc., Green Acres, Lane Florence LLC, Safe Credit Union, SMUD, Tax Audit, Folsom Chamber, Off the Vine, Kingdom Coffee Roasters and Whole Foods.
To volunteer or for more information about Community Service Day visit www.folsomcommunityservice.org or call Christine Brainerd at 916-461-6013.