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December 15, 2015 > Thank you, Fremont!

Thank you, Fremont!

Submitted By City of Fremont

The City salutes the more than 3,000 volunteers comprised of Fremont individuals, students, families, clubs, schools, businesses, churches, and nonprofit organizations that joined together for a Ònational day of doing goodÓ on Saturday, October 24. This yearÕs annual Make A Difference Day was sponsored by the City of Fremont Human Relations Commission, Target, CityServeÕs Compassion Network, Fremont Bank Foundation, Kaiser Permanente, and Elks Lodge 2121. This special day showcased Fremont residents serving their community in a variety of practical ways.

Volunteers participated in 106 planned projects throughout Fremont and contributed more than 12,128 volunteer hours! Projects included: collecting over 2,000 old batteries to recycle; haircuts for low income residents; various projects at the Fremont Learning Center, Stivers Lagoon cleanup; beautification projects at Cabrillo Elementary, Glenmoor Elementary, Grimmer Elementary, Kidango Delaine Eastin, Oliveira Elementary, Tom Maloney Elementary, Vallejo Mill Elementary, and Walters Junior High; graffiti abatement; free single parent oil change; free bike repair; mobile home park yard work; Boost after school tutoring; feeding of 500 hungry people; peanut butter drive; athletic shoe drive; school supply drive; community gardening at Local Ecology Agriculture Fremont (LEAF) ; Dominican SistersÕ orchard maintenance; emergency homeless snack pack assembly; garage sale to help local senior resident; Treasure Trove thrift store organizing; free harvest festivals; Sunrise shelter beautification; knitting blankets and gloves; making jewelry; designing a counseling room; making quilts for local nonprofits; Run to benefit the Guy Emmanuel Sports Fund; sort and bag 6,000 donated books for local kindergarteners at Durham Elementary School; senior resource faire; writing cards to firefighters; and visiting shut-ins (people who are unable to leave their home).

Special thanks to following groups for your commitment to making a difference in Fremont: Abode Services, Afghan Coalition Youth, Asian Christian Church, Bay Area Baptist Church, Boy Scouts Pack 110, Briar Elementary School, Brookdale residents, Brownie Troop 33847, Cabrillo Elementary School, Calvary Chapel, Cedar Boulevard Neighborhood Church, Centerville Presbyterian Church, City of Fremont Code Enforcement, CityServeÕs Compassion Network, Cub Scout Pack 199, Wolves, Discovery International Church, Dominican Sisters of the Holy Family, Durham Elementary School, Elks Lodge 2121, Faith Chapel, Faith Chapel, Firelight Church, Flex Your Faith Fitness, Footprints Shoe Closet, Forerunner Church, Fremont Bank Foundation, Fremont Community Church, Fremont Family Resource Center, Fremont Unified School District (FUSD), Girl Scout Troop 32834, Glenmoor Elementary School, Grace Church, Grimmer Elementary School, Harbor Light Church, Harold Family Rebuilding Center, Human Relations Commission, ICF Girl Scout Troop 30021, Inroads Church, Inter-Act Club Newark High School, Irvington Presbyterian Church, Islamic Center of Fremont, Kaiser Permanente, Kidango, LEAFÕs Stone Garden Project, Love Never Fails Shelter, MacGregor Elementary School, Mission Springs Community Church, Morpho Detection, New Life Mission Church, Niles Canyon Estates, Niles Discovery Church, Niles Elementary School, No Shame Active Wear, Oliveira Elementary School, Operation Access, Pathway Church, Piecemakers Quilt Making, Prince of Peace Lutheran, Pronet, Rotary Club of Fremont, St. Paul United Methodist Church, Studio Designs, Target, Tom Maloney Elementary School, Tri-City Free Breakfast Program, Tri City Volunteers/Treasure Trove, Tri-City Ecology Center and Museum of Local History, Tzu Chi Foundation, Vallejo Mill Elementary School, Walters Junior High School, YMCA, Youth and Family Services/City of Fremont, Zurvita, and community members throughout Fremont.

Mark your calendar for next yearÕs event on October 22, 2016! For more information about Make A Difference Day or to receive this yearÕs Make a Difference Day T-shirt, email: makeadifferenceday@fremont.gov or call (510) 574-2099.

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