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Spring Yard Clean-Up for Seniors
May 4, 2020 - May 30, 2020
This will be our fifth year participating with the Eras Senior Network for yard clean up events. In years past, we jointly met on Make a Difference Day to do yard work at seniors’ homes. However, this spring we will assign one volunteer family to one senior’s home (think “adopt-a-grandfriend’s yard). While remaining socially-distanced, we will be assisting elderly individuals in Milwaukee County prepare their yards for summer. Your family will have the month of May to complete the yard work (it does not have to be completed in one day).
Purpose: We will help elderly homeowners slide into summer by assisting with yard work. In addition, our children will get the opportunity to see the results of their efforts. (Enjoying the beautiful spring weather and allowing the kids to burn off extra energy will be a bonus, as well!)
Impact: We hope that all of the children participating will see that hard work pays off and that they too can have an impact on the lives of Milwaukee’s most vulnerable.
Activities: We will be doing yard work that may include raking, trimming bushes and pulling weeds. We understand the attention of each child is different – so rest breaks are encouraged to make this a meaningful but FUN time! Remember…the yard work tasks do not need to be completed in one day. You can communicate with the homeowner about days/times that work for you to visit.
When and where: Exact addresses in Milwaukee County will be given once registration is complete for the sake of confidentiality. We will make every attempt to assign you a home close to your residence. We will give you a phone number to directly contact the homeowner prior to your visit. Due to COVID-19 related concerns, we ask that communication occurs via phone (not face-to-face).
Registration: Available Here (registration ends May 4)
Cancellations: Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org asap in the event of a cancellation so we can add waitlisted families to the event.
Participant Cap: 20 families (for 20 homes) You may sign up for one or two homes/yards.
Age range: All are welcome to help however they can.
Materials: Please bring your OWN yard tools such as gloves, rakes, bags, tarps, hedge trimmer or leaf blower (if you have them) for yourself and your child.
Questions: Please contact Lynn Raines email@example.com with any questions. We will send you an email to confirm registration and homeowner contact information before the event.