A great group of hard working volunteers from Wells Fargo turned out Monday morning to cleaned up Dolores Park. Despite chilly weather the team worked hard for 3 hours.
Wells Fargo Volunteers.
Jake Bowers, organizer for this Wells Fargo event.
The 15 volunteers collected over 18 large bags of trash and debris. One volunteer alone picked up 373 cigarette butts.
One group tackled the driveway by the clubhouse, another group raked debris from under the cluster of palms near the clubhouse, the rest of the team paired up and dispersed throughout the Park. Jake Bowers, the Wells Fargo volunteer organizer, swept the stairs leading to the Hidalgo statue, leaving them spotless.
Thank you to all the Wells Fargo volunteers who came out today, and to Katherine a regular Dolores Park Works Volunteer! The Rec and Park Gardeners expressed a great deal of appreciation and thanked the Wells Fargo team for their contribution to beautifying Dolores.
A Great Group
Monday, December 9th, from 10am-1pm Dolores Park Works will host a group of volunteers from Wells Fargo.
When we asked Jake Bowers, organizer of next Monday’s event why he chose Dolores he said ”I came across the idea of cleaning Dolores Park just by wanting to get our office outside and get a little dirty. I have a fond appreciation for our park system and I know the work that goes into these parks to constantly keep them clean.”
“Wells Fargo has always been a promoter of giving back to the community. Even though it is a large corporation, its roots are from the communities it does business with. We find, by organizing a group activity such as cleaning Dolores Park, The Food Bank, Bagging Groceries for Seniors, etc., is a great team building/bonding experience and helps use these hours for some individuals that normally would not take advantage of their (available) volunteer time hours”
Meet in front of the Mexican Liberty Bell, Dolores and 19th street. Volunteers should wear comfortable closed toe shoes and dress in layers.
The ten Mission High student volunteers that came out to clean-up Dolores Park last Monday received lots of praise and gratitude for their work. Michelle, the lead gardener at Dolores, thanked the group and told them how important volunteers are to the ongoing maintenance of Dolores. Park patrons are beginning to take notice of the volunteers helpful presence in Dolores. One man thanked the students and noted he had seen them out here before and appreciated their work.
Our simple message.
But what may be more important, several groups of adults picked up their trash after the volunteers passed.
I saw one man put his cigarette butt into the beer bottle he had just finished and carry it off to the trash? Did students picking cigarette butts up around him cause this small victory?
The Mission High Volunteers will return to Dolores Monday, December 16, 3:30 to 4:30.
Meet us at the DPWorks Tool Locker behind the tennis courts, 18th Street and Dolores.
Join us Monday Dec 2. at 3:30 for our biweekly Mission High Clean-Up of Dolores. We will meet by the tennis courts, and have a snack before cleaning up the Park.
Mission High School volunteers returned to Dolores on Monday and cleaned up. The students, led by Brian Wang broke into two groups. One headed towards the Hidalgo Statue and the other group covered the northern lawn. Altogether the 11 student volunteers collected 5 large bags of trash in the hour and half before knocking off at dusk. Brian says his group plans on holding Mission High Clean-Ups every two weeks. The students are expecting their work in Dolores to contribute towards the 40 hours of community service required for graduation. But Brian tells us he enjoys just being able to help out.
And the Students work is appreciated by the community and helps raise morale among the garden staff. The Rec and Park gardeners have told us this years volunteer efforts have meant a lot to them and have contributed towards the cleanliness of the park.
The students are also interested in participation in other Dolores Park Works efforts. We are talking now about how they can help with fundraising and community outreach.
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