Aug 27, 2008
On Saturday, Sept. 20, the Fifteenth Annual Day of Caring will kick off at Humboldt State University’s Art Quad at 8 a.m. HSU volunteers will join volunteers from the community to take part in this inspiring day of service. Hands-on projects for Day of Caring include dune restoration, emergency food box preparation, community gardening, native plant habitat restoration, painting, and organizing at various community agencies.
The diverse community projects start at 9 a.m. and finish at noon. Volunteers will be treated to a Thank You Barbeque picnic at Sequoia Park in Eureka at 12:15 pm. The picnic is central to the Day of Caring tradition, and will again be organized and sponsored by local Kiwanis Club Chapters: Downtown Eureka, Henderson Center and Humboldt Bay.
Some of the work sites throughout the county include: Arcata House, California State Parks, Food for People, Friends of the Dunes, HSU Natural History Museum, Humboldt Bay Housing Development Corporation, Humboldt Domestic Violence Services, Manila Community Services District, United Indian Health Services, Girl Scouts of the Sierra Cascade, Jacoby Creek Land Trust, and more. The event is coordinated by the HSU Service Learning Center, United Way of Humboldt County and the Volunteer Center of the Redwoods.
During the first Day of Caring in 1994, 150 volunteers participated in 15 local projects. This year, over 400 volunteers, many of which are HSU students, will reaffirm that Day of Caring is a community event that emphasizes how much can be accomplished when we all work together.
For more information, or to take part in Day of Caring, contact Jyl Barnett at the HSU Service Learning Center at (707) 826-4963 or firstname.lastname@example.org.