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New Meetup: Gardening volunteers needed at Community Initiatives for Children! (Minneapolis)

From: user 5.
Sent on: Tuesday, June 22, 2010 12:25 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for Good Deeds Society!

What: Gardening volunteers needed at Community Initiatives for Children! (Minneapolis)

When: Saturday, August 21,[masked]:00 AM

Where: (A location has not been chosen yet.)

Volunteers are needed to assist with a twice-monthly gardening project at Community Initiatives for Children, a grassroots organization which serves as a resource for low-income parents in their efforts to become self-sufficient, and to prepare their children for success in school and life. Using effective and proven programs that are holistic and community based, Community Initiatives for Children strives to address the needs of the changing and diverse families who are negatively impacted by school and state budget cuts in Minneapolis neighborhoods, and this project represents a unique opportunity to contribute to these efforts. Keeping the yard and garden in good shape will help Community Initiatives for Children to maintain its position as a welcoming and vital resource within the community. Volunteers are needed to help care for and expand the garden from late April through early October, weather permitting, and also to assist with other seasonal yard tasks, such as weeding and raking leaves. Representatives from Community Initiatives for Children and HandsOn Twin Cities will be available to assist throughout this project. Sign up once to check it out, and sign up again if you enjoy the project!

This project is open to volunteers 8 years of age or older with supervision, or 16 without.

Garden Group at CIC
First & third Saturdays, monthly 10:00 AM ? 12:00 PM
Community Initiatives for Children
2314 Elliot Avenue S.
Minneapolis, MN 55404

To view upcoming dates and to register, look for Garden Group at CIC on the HandsOn Twin Cities Project Calendar.

For more information about this project contact Sam Tracy at[masked] ext. 22 or [address removed].

Impact Now provides a flexible and easy way to volunteer. The program offers a variety of projects each month that require no long-term commitment, allowing people to try different volunteer options that fit their schedule. Each project is led by a HandsOn Twin Cities Project Coordinator and provides an opportunity to meet others who want to make a difference. Whether it's playing Bingo with nursing home residents, sorting medical supplies shipped to third world countries or serving a meal in a homeless shelter, the Impact Now program offers many ways to "Be the Change."

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