September Community Day to assist those in need

August 21, 2012 by  

Churches, schools, businesses, and neighborhoods can contribute a day to make a difference in the community this September at Pleasant Hill, California, just a few miles from Vallejo. The 8th Annual Community Day will be full of opportunities to lend a helping hand to the area. The day kicks off at 7:30 am with a free pancake breakfast at the Pleasant Hill Park, located at 147 Gregory Lane. The first 500 volunteers to show up will receive a free T-shirt for supporting the communities of Contra Costa County.

Registration is now open for several activities, which include the food bank drive, organizing books at the library, repairing unwanted bicycles to give to needy children, refilling bark in playgrounds for safety, painting curbs, and picking up trash. The times vary among projects chosen – some of them last for six hours and some are only four hours long.

Any individuals can participate in the event and it should be a fun project for boy scouts, girl scouts, youth groups, or neighborhood clubs. Print companies have no doubt made the flyers that will be available to take door-to-door for the food drive. Bags will be provided before leaving the park as well. The food bank drive will actually begin one week prior to the Community Day. The gathered food should be brought to the park on the day of the event for preparing in boxes to give to needy families.

For more information and to register as a volunteer for this Saturday, September 22 event, visit the City of Pleasant Hill website.