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Make a Difference Day 10/26 seeks volunteers

Post Date:09/30/2019 9:56 AM

Ponce De Leon Park volunteers at Make a Difference Day 2018Make a Difference Day, a day of community service for volunteers of all ages, is being observed for the 7th consecutive year in the City of Venice on Saturday, Oct. 26.

Landscaping, raking, cleaning, painting and litter collection events are planned at over 30 City parks and beaches.

Every year, hundreds of volunteers of all ages turn out for this citywide community service effort, saving the City thousands of dollars and benefiting our local environment.

Jim Foubister with Serve Florida is the chief organizer of the event, with assistance from City Public Works staff. Volunteers are invited to enjoy a complimentary lunch at noon at Maxine Barritt Park, 1800 Harbor Dr. S.

This year, there will be a special focus on cleaning up our coast and improving our water quality. This coastal initiative is being supported by The Recycling Partnership, a national nonprofit that puts private dollars to work, helping communities invest in recycling systems and empowering residents to take sustainable action. This effort with The Recycling Partnership is part of continued work that will be taking place to transform recycling for good in the City of Venice.

For more information or to get involved as a volunteer, visit the Serve Florida website and click on the green “Help Now” button to select "Make a Difference Day (7th Annual)." You can also call Jim at 941-223-1771.

Mulching John Nolen Park at Make a Difference Day 2018Interested volunteers can also come to the Venice Community Center, 326 Nokomis Ave. S., at 8:30 a.m. on Oct. 26 to help. Drive to the south side of the building near Turin St. to receive assignments and a T-shirt.

Volunteers should wear old, comfortable clothing and work shoes, and bring sunscreen. Other supplies, including drinking water and gloves, will be furnished.

About The Recycling Partnership

The Recycling Partnership is a national nonprofit organization that leverages corporate partner funding to transform recycling for good in cities and towns all across America. As the only organization in the country that engages the full recycling supply chain from the corporations that manufacture products and packaging to local governments charged with recycling to industry end markets, haulers, material recovery facilities, and converters, The Recycling Partnership positively impacts recycling at every step in the process. By the end of 2019, The Recycling Partnership expects to have served more than 1,300 communities with tools, resources and technical support, helped place nearly 600,000 recycling carts, reached 60 million households, and helped companies and communities invest more than $55 million in recycling infrastructure.