Media Kit

 For Immediate Release
May 6, 2022
Media Contact:Info@LafayetteCommunityDay.org

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What: Lafayette Community Day. Volunteer rally, workday, food drive for Ukrainian refugees, nonprofit fair, recognition luncheon, and music by Traveling Wilburys Revue. There is something for everyone with projects and activities in the focus areas of human services, youth development and education, seniors, arts and culture, diversity and kindness, and town beautification. Brought to you by Lafayette Community Foundation, the City of Lafayette, and the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce. Sponsored by Republic Services and Martin Homes.

When: Sat., June 4, 2022, 8:30 am to 2:30 pm

Where: Plaza Park, Lafayette, and at select worksites*

Sign-up: Volunteers can sign up by visiting lafayettecommunityday.org
Volunteer slots are now open, and the public is welcome to sign up to volunteer on Lafayette Community Day!
The website provides details related to volunteer opportunities for the day and if there are any physical requirements for each project. People can choose the project best suited to them. All ages are welcome to participate in the art projects. Volunteers for other work projects need to be at least 12 years of age. Individuals under the age of 16 need to be accompanied by an adult.

*Worksites: From around 9:30 am to 12 pm, volunteer work crews will be in the following locations:

Creek Restoration, Leigh Creekside Park (corner of Moraga Blvd. and 4th St.). Volunteers will extend creek bank restoration by removing invasive berry vines, planting native shrubs, and removing obstructive trash and debris.

Wayside Thrift Store Exterior Clean-up (Plaza Park). Volunteers will with landscape trimming, rear porch painting, window washing, and exterior cleaning of storage sheds at The Assistance League’s Wayside Thrift Store, where second-hand goods are sold to benefit local philanthropic programs.

Lafayette Community Center Fencing (500 St Marys Rd). Here, volunteers will help install approximately 2′ high metal border fencing segments at the Lafayette Community Center. A beautiful divider between sidewalks and native plant garden beds.

Gazebo Refresh (Gazebo Park, 3425 Mt. Diablo Blvd.). Volunteers will freshen up Gazebo Park in town.

Who: Our Community Foundation, City, and Chamber are working shoulder-to-shoulder to bring this new annual day of volunteering and celebrating! Together, these three entities help keep Lafayette strong, sustainable and welcoming for all.

In-Kind: Many others have donated in-kind gifts to make this day possible and extra special. Thank you to Amy Dryer Designs, BlueGoo Photography, Evergood Sausage, Lafayette Social, Minuteman Press – Lafayette, and Noah’s Bagels, and Andrée Hurst Communications.

The following town and nonprofit participant organizations provided volunteer projects for this year’s Lafayette Community Day:
White Pony Express
Assistance League – Diablo Valley
Lamorinda Arts Council
Lamorinda Village
Lafayette Partners in Education (LPIE)
Lafayette Creeks Committee
Lafayette Parks, Trails & Recreation
Lafayette Public Works
Lafayette Senior Service

A Rundown of the Day’s Activities
8:30 am
Lafayette will again raise the Rainbow flag to celebrate and support our LGBTQ+ friends and neighbors. Organizers, including Mayor Teresa Gerringer, will be available at this time for press interviews.

9:00 am
Volunteers check-in (the first 100 receive a t-shirt), enjoy breakfast snacks, and volunteers and residents will donate canned goods to the White Pony Express food drive for Ukrainian refugees.

9:15 am
The rally begins and then team leaders and volunteers prepare to head out to work on projects throughout the community.

9:30 am – 12 pm
Volunteers are out and about doing their team projects at various worksites (see above).

(Note: From 8am to 11am, the drop-off of food items will take place at Plaza Park for the White Pony Express Food Drive for Ukrainian Refugees)

12:30 pm
Everyone returns to the park for lunch, a collaborative community-wide art project, a small nonprofit fair, other fun activities, music by the Traveling Wilburys Revue! and words of thanks and recognition for all those who helped to make this new annual event a big success!

FAQs

Do I need to sign up to volunteer at Community Day?
Yes! Please click here to sign up and select your volunteer project.

How old do volunteers need to be?
All ages are welcome to participate in the art projects. Volunteers for other work projects need to be at least 12 years of age. Individuals under the age of 16 need to be accompanied by an adult.

Where do I park?
The best place to park is on Golden Gate Way or in one of the city parking lots off Golden Gate Way (from Plaza Park to the lot located east of 1st St.). Free ‘holiday’ parking from 9 am – 4 pm!

What should I wear?
Long sleeves, long pants, gloves, and closed-toed shoes are recommended for most projects.

What should I plan to bring with me?
Bring a water bottle, hat, and sunscreen. For Creekside Restoration, bring yard tools like clippers, shovels, rakes if you can, and a dust mask in the event you feel that you need one while clearing. For the Community Center project, bring a rubber mallet if you have one. Be sure to mark your tools.

What’s for lunch?
Grilled sausages* with buns, Caesar salad, potato or pasta salad, fresh fruit, and water. *Vegetarian hotdogs will also be available.

Is lunch free to those who sign up to volunteer?
Yes! Lunch is free for all those who signed up to volunteer. Others who attend for the concert and non-profit fair can purchase a lunch for $15/per person.

Can others attend who did not sign-up?
Yes! You can attend the post-volunteer part of the day that starts at 12:30 in Plaza Park.

Are there any bathroom facilities available?
Yes! Porta-potties will be on-site at Plaza Park.

What kind of food should I donate to the Ukrainian Food Drive, and where do I drop it off?
There will be a drop-off station as you turn into Golden Gate Way next to Plaza Park. White Pony Express is organizing the activity and has requested these foods (or those like it):

Canned meat • Salami • Margarine • Peanut butter • Condensed milk • Natural honey • Raisins • Chicken bouillon • Dried yeast • Ketchup • Chocolate • Ground coffee • Tea bags • Mayonnaise • Chicken spread • Cod liver, canned • Herrings, canned • Green peas, canned • Vegetable oil • Olive oil • Spaghetti • Rice • Sugar • Buckwheat • Oatmeal • Cream of wheat

Who do I contact with additional questions or for info about available sponsorship?
All questions and inquiries should be directed to Info@LafayetteCommunityDay.org.