The city of Palmdale’s “Season of Service” continues on March 9 with a Community Resource Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Antelope Valley Mall
Local agencies will be on hand to provide information about volunteering, donating and engaging opportunities. Partners: AV Mall and AV Volunteer Coordinators Group.
“Make a difference in your community by Palmdale’s 6th annual Season of Service,” said Trish Jones, community programs coordinator. “Our theme this year is Serve, Learn, Give, and between now and May there are many opportunities to volunteer your time, learn about the community and give back in areas that are meaningful to you.” The remaining 2019 Season of Service events include:
March 30: Community Cleanup at Barrel Springs Trail, Pearblossom Highway and 25th Street East. Registration is from 8 to 8:30 a.m. On location. Work begins at 8:30 a.m. Participants are encouraged to bring work gloves and rakes. Volunteers under age 16 must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian. All participants must complete a Release of Liability (available at www.cityofpalmdale.org or at event registration).
March 30: SAVES Spring Cleaning, 1002 E. Ave. Q-12. Time: 8 to 8:30 a.m.; registration 8:30 a.m. Project begins shortly after.
April 6: Community Cleanup Courson Park/Neighborhood. Time: 8 to 8:30 a.m.; registration; 8:30 a.m. project begins. Participants are encouraged to bring work gloves and rakes.
May 4: Community Cleanup Old Harold Road. Time: 8 to 8:30 a.m.; registration at 8:30 a.m. The project will begin shortly after. Participants are encouraged to bring work gloves and rakes.
May 11: Stamp Out Hunger – Part 1, SAVES, 1002 East Avenue Q-12. Community Partner: United States Postal Service. Time is varied. Complete list at www.cityofpalmdale.org/servicedays Partner with local letter carriers for the 25th Annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. Food assists local families in need. Community Partner: United States Postal Service .
May 18: Stamp Out Hunger-Part 2. SAVES, 1002 East Avenue Q-12. Community Partner: United States Postal Service. Register from 8 to 8:30 a.m. Help SAVES process donations from the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive for community distribution.
Last year, Palmdale residents donated more than 35,000 hours of service towards making Palmdale a better place to live. Residents may also develop their own service projects.
“If you have an idea for a project or you want to participate in something but you’re not quite sure what, give us a call at (661)267-5473 and we can help you identify areas of interest,” Jones added. “Or visit us online at www. cityofpalmdale.org/Engaged.”