The following is a press release issued by the City of Ukiah:
The City of Ukiah will be leading a Giving Tuesday event on November 29th. GivingTuesday is a global volunteer movement unleashing the power of radical generosity. GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Since then, it has grown into an annual global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.
This year, the City of Ukiah is leading a community-wide effort to give back through a variety of public benefit projects in collaboration with local businesses and organizations. Crew leaders will be available to provide volunteers with the resources and direction to help with a community project. Volunteers can choose to work on a trail or at a community garden, plant a tree or pull weeds, pick up garbage or paint over graffiti. Volunteers can sign up in advance for a specific project at EventBrite.com (Giving Tuesday – Ukiah)
Volunteers will be led by representatives of the Blue Zone, The Gardens Project, the Mendocino Land Trust, the Sanhedrin Chapter of the Native Plant Society, and the Ukiah Valley Trail Group. Planned projects include tree planting at Riverside Park, garden work at the Vinewood Park Community Garden, Great Redwood Trail landscaping, and garbage pick-up.
Volunteers can sign up for a particular project by going to Eventbrite.com and searching Giving Tuesday – Ukiah. Space is limited, so early registration is encouraged.