Friday, September 17, 2010

Our Project for Serve-a-thon 2010: "A is for Asparagus, B is for Beets, C is for..."

Volunteer San Diego's Serve-a-thon 2010 is on (check out this post for more details and for our part we're working hand in hand with Mr. John Mckee, Director of The Arc of San Diego's North Shores Vocational Center. The Arc of San Diego is a wonderful organization that helps children and adults with disabilities lead independent and fulfilling lives. Using classes, workshops, community living and individualized counseling The Arc's staff help people with disabilities to meet the ultimate goal: for each individual to reach their fullest level of independence. Since 1951 The Arc of San Diego has filled the gap of services available to individuals with disabilities and their families and this year we can help close the gap by helping out with a few unfinished planter boxes.

As you can see these poor planter boxes are in desperate need of a few...touch ups. They've been sitting on the back lawn of The Arc's facility since last October because some good-hearted volunteers were unable to finish them. Luckily they have us and hopefully you! Our goal is to raise the funds and supplies necessary to finish putting sides, bottoms and legs on the boxes as well as painting them to match the colorful decor of The Arc. Finishing these planter boxes will provide a hands-on way for people with disabilities to learn about the importance of nutrition and to develop their self-help skills.

Our project "A is for Asparagus, B is for Beets, C is for..." is set to take place on Saturday, October 9, 2010 from 8am until 2pm. It's going to be an awesome day of community building and fun.

To make this possible we need your help. Your time and donations are the fundamental building blocks for this project. To get involved as a volunteer please go to We have 8 spots available please click the link for more details. Look for our project titled "A is for Asparuagus, B is for Beets, C is for..." under the Saturday, October 9 listing of projects, it's the first one!

To donate to "A is for Asparagus, B is for Beets, C is for..." please contact me by email at or call (909) 609-4822. We'll take any in-kind or cash donation you or your business can make (I have a supply list waiting to go see, every cent or piece of wood or paint will be greatly appreciated. In addition to your tax deductible donation you'll be recognized at our event on Saturday, October 9, 2010.

You can also help us raise supply funds for all of the projects happening this Serve-a-thon by visiting our fundraising page

We'd be delighted for you to become involved and become a positive influence in our beautiful community!


Diana and Chris
Site Captains for "A is for Asparagus..."

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