A3C was made aware of the Day of Action that is put on by the United Way and took place on June 21st. After contacting our United Way representative, we realized that we were not going to find an opportunity that met our one critical criteria: location within walking distance from our office. We were then put in touch with Jessica at Give365 and she worked within our parameters to find the perfect fit. We scheduled to help at Waterworks Park on July 26th.
Four members of the A3C staff set out on foot from our East Liberty office and within 15 minutes arrived at Waterworks Park. Karen and Mike, who both work with Give365, were already on-site and ready for us. They helped us get to the task of planting two flower beds. We split into two groups and had the beds planted in about 30 minutes. Then, we all moved over to a playground area that needed weeding. Gorgeous weather, a pleasant breeze, great company and conversation made the work go quickly and easily.
A3C is grateful to Give365 for helping us find the right opportunity for our group and for having such warm, friendly staff members who make volunteering easy and fun. If you are looking for a volunteer opportunity in Ann Arbor, we recommend checking out Give365!