Volunteers Needed for Yard Clean up Day
Saturday, May 3, is the annual Spring “Shorewood Connects” Yard Clean-Up Day, linking neighborhood volunteers with older and disabled adults who need help getting their yards ready for Spring. Volunteers are needed between 9:00 a.m. and 12 p.m. to clean out garden beds, pick up lawn debris and rake leaves at the homes of older and disabled adults for whom these tasks would prove difficult.
Shorewood’s participation in this semi-annual inter-generational event is one of the many reasons that the Village of Shorewood has been designated as one of MetLife Foundation/Generations United America’s Best Intergenerational Communities. This prestigious award went to only four communities throughout the United States.
The sponsoring organization of the clean-up day is Shorewood Connects, which seeks to improve the ability of older adults to live in and contribute to the community. Last year Spring this event included over 60 volunteers; organizers are hoping to recruit 85 volunteers this year to meet an increasing demand for services.
For students, this is a great opportunity to make a difference in the Shorewood Community with other students, SHS athletic teams and SHS clubs. This volunteer activity also satisfies National Honor Society (NHS) recognition under “Helping Older Adults” and “Working with the Environment.”
Students, staff and village residents interested in volunteering are asked to pre-register with Michelle Boehm, Shorewood Connects Yard Clean Up Coordinator by April 28 at (414) 698-4369 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Older and disabled adults seeking more information about yard clean-up should contact Elizabeth Price of the Shorewood Senior Resource Center (414) 847-2727 or email@example.com.
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