• SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, August 27, 2022, 9am - 12pm!

    Project Community Care is a wonderful opportunity for community members to help beautify our school grounds before students return for the school year! Volunteers come together to complete tasks from weeding, to picking up litter, to spreading mulch around flower beds. Together we can grow a sense of community and school stewardship.

    Volunteers of all ages are welcome. Your time and energy will make a direct impact on students, families, teachers, and the neighborhood. PPS appreciates all of the effort and enthusiasm that goes into making this event possible!

  • Event Details:

    • Event runs between 9am-12pm on Saturday, August 27th, 2022
    • A packet with flyers, instructions, and volunteer waivers will be sent to participating schools via PONY
    • Please bring your own water, snacks, gloves, wheelbarrows, and gardening tools.
    • Access to school buildings for restrooms, water, etc. are dependent on custodial staff availability. 

     

    Communications:

    • Flyers (English + 5 supported languages) are available on this webpage to help in your outreach and volunteer recruitment
    • Translated flyers will be sent electronically to you in the coming weeks to print and post
    • Recruit volunteers by posting flyers in your school building, around your neighborhood, on your school webpage, newsletter, or social media
    • Direct volunteers to the event webpage for details

     

    Services:

    • Provided bark dust for landscaping and wood chips for play areas
      • Standardized amount available for each site
      • Will be delivered to the front of the school or play area the week before the event, delivery location requests cannot be accommodated because of the large number of deliveries
    • Donated waste removal from Republic Services
      • Use your existing waste dumpsters to collect yard debris and litter/garbage
      • Waste signage to help volunteers know what goes where will be delivered to custodians through the PONY Service
    • Donated yard debris collection bags from Home Depot
      • Standardized amount available for each site
      • Will be delivered through the PONY Service

     

    Day-of Event:

    • Set-up ‘Welcome Station’ with:
      • Volunteer Liability Waivers
      • Landscaping Tips sheet
      • Donated materials from Home Depot

     

    Timeline:

    Friday, June 17th Sign-up survey closes

    June - August Recruit volunteers

    Friday, August 26th Materials delivered to school site the week prior to the event

    Saturday, August 27th Event Day

    Tuesday, August 30th First Day of School