From a Hope Creek Charitable Foundation News Release.
Day of Hope Plans to Double Its Volunteer Force to Serve Community
On Saturday and Sunday, May 20th and 21st, 2017, Hope Creek Charitable Foundation (HCCF) is hosting its 3rd Annual Day(s) of Hope, an event that deploys volunteers around the community to complete projects – large and small.
Over a thousand volunteers are planning to go out into the Snohomish County community with one mission: serve others.
This event has grown year after year and it’s now expanded to a two-day event to serve more people.
The main goal of Day of Hope is to make a difference around the community. Day of Hope matches volunteers from area businesses, churches, faith centers, and youth groups with projects around the county that enhance neighborhoods or make someone’s life a little better.
“Our goal is to positively impact our local community through serving others,” said Cheryl Scheffer, Executive Director of Hope Creek Charitable Foundation. “It’s easy to show our neighbors that we care by helping them out with a project or picking up litter at a local park.”
Dozens of projects are waiting to be filled, including maintenance and clean-up at county parks and local schools and helping other non-profit organizations like Cocoon House, Interfaith Home, and the Mill Creek YMCA.
In addition to large projects, teams will be helping seniors and families complete small projects at individual residences.
In order to tackle as many projects as possible, Hope Creek is actively looking for volunteers. Day of Hope is hoping to double its volunteer force this year to 2,000 volunteers.
“If you have a heart for service and want to help the community, we’ll find a place for you,” said Scheffer. “We find that volunteers benefit just as much as the people and places we’re helping because when you serve others, you are a changed person.”
Throughout both days, Gold Creek Community Church (4326 148th St. SE, Mill Creek, Wa 98012) will offer drop-in services including hearing screenings, haircuts, car washes, manicures, and a health clinic. All services are free of charge.
The event kicks off with a rally and breakfast at Gold Creek Community Church on Saturday, May 20th. The event runs from 9 am to 3pm on Saturday, May 20th and 11 am to 3pm on Sunday, May 21st.
To volunteer yourself or register a team of volunteers from your church, business, school, or other group, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hope Creek Charitable Foundation is a Mill Creek-based non-profit organization. HCCF exists to serve the less fortunate in Snohomish County by promoting education, economic empowerment, and medical and health development and connecting communities with people and resources.