Friday, March 20, 2009

Join us for an International Day of Youth Service

Marshfield Area United Way and the Volunteer Center will host our area’s “National Youth Service Day” celebration, Saturday, April 18. National Youth Service Day is a day of volunteering to rally the youth citizens of our local communities in an effort to improve the quality of life and encourage a spirit of giving. We are calling all youth and their families to join us for this worldwide event.

Together we planned an eventful morning that should be enjoyable for all who participate. The projects we’ve planned focus on, a food drive, cleaning up trash and debris at Braem and Wildwood Parks, planting trees, cleaning up in and around the Chestnut Center for the Arts. and the Youth Net site in the former Sacred Heart School on South Central Ave.

Those who volunteer can bring great things to a community. Marshfield area youth are a vital part of our community. They can express themselves and voice their concerns. They can also mobilize one another and join in on efforts that have potential to make great impact. Today’s youth are our next generation of volunteers and already they are paving a path of great service. Many youth in the Marshfield area are already involved in volunteer efforts. Before, during or after school they are donating their time to a service project. They realize they are vital members of our community and that they too have the responsibility to share their talents, skills and interests with others.

Why not plan to join us as Marshfield area youth will come together to join a worldwide effort to make positive changes in our world by participating in National Youth Service Day. They will meet community needs through their services of cleaning up local parks, walking trails and community centers, in addition to helping out our local food pantry. You’re asked to bring gloves and rake for park and trail clean-up duties.

So, what are you doing Saturday, April 18? To register, contact the Marshfield Area United Way Volunteer Center at 384-9992 or Volunteers under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult chaperone.

Come join us and be part of an event that helps change the world.

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