Mukilteo Community Garden needs volunteers

Registration for United Way's Days of Caring ends Sept. 3
Sep 01, 2014

Registration for the 21st annual United Way Days of Caring closes Wednesday, Sept. 3.

As in past years, there are opportunities to volunteer throughout Snohomish County on both Friday, Sept. 12, and Saturday, Sept. 13. Days of Caring is the largest volunteer event in the county.

Although several hundred volunteers have already signed up, volunteers are still needed at more than two dozen projects throughout the county in Mukilteo, Tulalip, Everett, Marysville, Bothell, Stanwood, Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace.

Registration information and project details can be found on United Way's website at http://www.uwsc.org/docvolunteers.php>.

The Mukilteo Community Garden provides fresh, organically grown produce to local food banks and needs volunteers to help with weeding, harvesting, organizing and cleaning.

In 2013, the garden contributed about 1,900 pounds of fresh produce to local food banks and charities.

The garden will provide all the necessary tools. Friday and Saturday are shifts available.

Smithwright Services in Lynnwood and Low Income Housing Institute in Mountlake Terrace; Helping Hands Ministries and the Northshore Senior Center in Bothell; Friends of Youth, Volunteers of America Western Washington Food Bank, YMCA of Snohomish County, Full Life Care and Housing Hope in Everett; Habitat for Humanity, Tulalip Boys and Girls Club and Pinewood Elementary School in Marysville, and Child Strive still need volunteers, as well.

Catholic Community Services needs volunteers to help several elderly couples with yard work and basic house cleaning in Stanwood and Everett.

In 2013, 1,019 volunteers participated in Days of Caring, offering over 5,600 hours at 47 non-profit project sites throughout the county. The hashtag for this year's event is #UWSCDoC.

For more information, visit www.uwsc.org/daysofcaring.php or call 425-374-5549.

-Edited by Beacon staff

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