Wednesday, November 04, 2009

The Serve-a-thon Impact

In just three days, 800+ volunteers completed 41 projects. They gave over 3,000 hours of their time supporting 22 community organizations. These projects all focused on poverty-related issues in San Diego County.

What that really means is:

* 9,519 people were impacted by the efforts of the Serve-a-thon volunteers
* 7,565 of those people were fed and/or received food donations
* 1,025 greens were planted
* 42 renovation projects were completed
* 13 nonprofits or community centers were beautified
* 4 community gardens were maintained or created
* And so much more...

See yourself and other volunteers in action by visiting VSD’s Picasa Web Pictures.

A Special Thank You to the Serve-a-thon Sponsors, Committee Members and Site Captains who made this impactful event come together.

If you didn’t receive a Volunteer San Diego Serve-a-thon 2009 T-Shirt at your project, please email to arrange to pick-up your t-shirt. (We have mostly XLs and XXLs left.) We also have additional items with the Serve-a-thon logo available in our CafePress Shop.

Save-the-date: Serve-a-thon 2010
Friday, October 8 and Saturday, October 9, 2010
Help us shape this event for next year. What issue should we focus on in 2010? Where are volunteers most needed?
* Economy (Poverty Issues)?
* Education?
* Environment?
* Other...
Vote for the 2010 Focus Issue today!

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