With a record number of individual volunteers, Serve the City Peninsula (STC) was able to make this years Big Volunteer Week a great success. The projects ranged from painting and house repairs to making birthday boxes and sorting Christmas decorations. This year, 270 people volunteered over 1,600 hours, with an average attendance of over 80 people per day. We worked on 52 projects, including projects at 21 homes, 10 non-profits, with several family-friendly projects each day. The ages of the volunteers ranged from 2 to over 70. The projects we worked on impacted the elderly and disabled, those without homes, refugees, children at risk and the food insecure. STC made a difference in people’s lives and helped them in tangible and practical ways that showed we cared. We proved that many people doing small things together can make a big difference.
Aside from all the work we accomplished, we had a chance to meet new people and make new friends. Working alongside someone gives you the opportunity to get to know them and them to get to know you.
And a big “thank you” to the staff at Downing-Gross Cultural Art Center for hosting us for the last 5 years! The facility and staff are wonderful partners.