The City of Folsom continues to gear up for the 10th annual Community Service Day on Sept. 16 and is still seeking additional volunteers to participate in the community’s biggest day of philanthropy.

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Community Service Day in Folsom is a citywide initiative that unites thousands of volunteers in accomplishing numerous service projects across the city, leaving a positive and lasting impact. Projects range from landscaping, repairing area parks, cleaning various areas, trail improvements, a city wide food drive and much more each year. 

In the past, this event has had a collaborative 19,000 volunteers since its inception 10 years ago, completing over 900 projects for city areas, over 500 exterior projects for area senior and collected over 537,000 pound of food in its citywide food drive on the same day.  But there is still much work to do across the city of Folsom and your participation is needed.

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Community Service Day needs more than 1,000 volunteers to complete projects this year. Most of the projects don’t require any special skills other than a willingness to pitch in where needed and a desire to make a positive and lasting impact in the community. Early registration is encouraged as project teams fill quickly. To learn more about registering, visit the official the even website at: www.folsomcommunityservice.org where you can review the many projects slated for Sept. 16 and sign up for the one that you feel is the best fit and still has openings. Below is a list of the various projects for 2023 in which volunteers are still needed for:

Neighbors Helping Seniors

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Make a difference in your neighborhood with a simple act of kindness by lending a hand to our seniors! These are outdoor projects such as landscaping, weeding, gutter cleaning, or minor exterior home/fence repairs. Locations will be distributed at registration.
*Ages 10+.

Food Drive Collection Drivers and Helpers

Drivers and helpers will collect bags of food donations from neighborhoods throughout Folsom and bring them to the sorting location.

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Beautifying Sutter Middle School Campus

Show your school pride and help beautify the Sutter Middle School landscape by weeding and spreading mulch. We need your help to distribute the mulch.

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If you can, please bring shovels, rakes, garden tools, 5-gallon buckets & wheelbarrows to help carry mulch from the drop off point to the garden beds.
All ages; this is a great project for families to do together!

Beautifying Mangini Ranch Elementary School Campus

Show your school pride and help beautify the Mangini Ranch Elementary School landscape by weeding and spreading mulch. We need your help to distribute the mulch.
If you can, please bring shovels, rakes, garden tools, 5-gallon buckets & wheelbarrows to help carry mulch from the drop off point to the garden beds.
All ages; this is a great project for families to do together!

Lembi Pickleball Court Walkway Improvement
Improve the Lembi Park pickleball courts by removing river rock from the walkway and replacing it with gravel.
*Ages 16+.

Tree Pruning at the Duck Pond in the Parkway
Help the Friends of Folsom Parkways and the Sacramento Tree Foundation prune the trees surrounding the duck pond in the Parkway.
*Ages 18+.

Refresh Mulch for Journey Presbyterian ChurchHelp revitalize Journey Presbyterian Church by replacing the landscaping fabric and applying mulch around the property. Please bring gloves, shovels, rakes, and a wheelbarrow if you have one.
All ages; this is a great project for families to do together!

Lembi Pickleball Court Walkway Improvement
Improve the Lembi Park pickleball courts by removing river rock from the walkway and replacing it with gravel.
*Ages 16+.

Community Service Day is organized by the City of Folsom, local businesses, and community organizations that sponsor the event. Sponsors for the 2023 event and their investment levels are as follows according to the City of Folsom:

Presenting Sponsors: Dignity Health, Intel

Visionary Sponsors: Lennar, Folsom Times, Lakeside Church, Style Media Group

Leader Sponsors: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Rotary Club of Folsom, Folsom Telegraph

Partner Sponsors: Dokken Engineering; Habitat for Humanity of Greater Sacramento; Kaiser Permanente; American Logowear; Elliott Homes, Inc.; Kikkoman; WinCo

Good Neighbor Sponsors: Choose Folsom, SAFE Credit Union, Sierra Marlins, CynSational Aesthetics, American River Ace Hardware, Big Wave Coffee House