On April 22, SAGA celebrated a successful Global Youth Service Day. More than 250 volunteers around Juneau joined forces for two hours that day to make a total of just more than 500 volunteer hours.
Students from Juneau-Douglas High School, Thunder Mountain High School, Juneau Community Charter School, more than 40 AmeriCorps members, teachers, SAGA employees, city employees, and other volunteers joined in for community service that day at more than 15 different nonprofits, parks and schools.
Project sites included The Glory Hole, The Gastineau Humane Society, Wildflower Court, Boys and Girls Club, the Juneau-Douglas City Museum, Mount Roberts Tramway, Cope Park, Evergreen Cemetery, Savikko Park, Twin Lakes Park and Dimond Park.
Thank you to everyone at all of these sites for your help in facilitating these projects. We would also like to thank Mayor Bruce Botelho for coming out to talk with everyone at Cope Park; as well as Gretchen Kriegmont, at Thunder Mountain, Tia Anderson and Linda Torgerson, at Juneau Community Charter School, and Judy Gibson, at JDHS, for helping to organize all of the student participants. And thank you to Southeast Alaska Food Bank, McDonalds, Superbear, Fred Meyers, Subway, Valley Restaurant, Silverbow, Juneau Wholesale, Home Depot, Alaska Industrial Hardware and First Student for all the donations.
Juneau really came together to make an impact with Global Youth Service Day this year. Thank you, Juneau. We look forward to Global Youth Service Day 2010.
Community volunteer specialist, SAGA
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