The City of Fremont salutes the more than 1,500 volunteers comprised of Fremont individuals, families, clubs, schools, businesses, churches, and nonprofit organizations that joined together for a “national day of doing good” on Saturday, October 22. The annual Make A Difference Day was sponsored by the City of Fremont Human Relations Commission, Kaiser Permanente, CityServe’s Compassion Network, Fremont Bank Foundation, Cargill, Dale Hardware, Elks Lodge 2121, and National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and showcased Fremont residents serving their community in a variety of practical ways.
This year, 1,500 volunteers participated in over 100 planned projects throughout Fremont and contributed more than 7,500 volunteer hours! Projects included: Community spa day for low income residents, debris removal at Central Park, Stivers Lagoon cleanup, many school beautification projects, emergency shed clean out, free bike repair clinic, mobile home park yard work, meals for the needy, peanut butter drive, shoe drive, warm clothing drive, cereal drive, gardening, a walk to raise awareness for mental health, emergency snack pack assembly, food bank/thrift store organizing, painting projects, shelter beautification, tutoring, baking for families in need, children’s bike helmet drive, helping a single mom move, graffiti abatement, health kits for fire victims, nature learning center gardening and craft prep, Sabercat Historical Park habitat restoration, senior resource outreach effort, hand written cards for veterans, voter registration, and warm clothing distribution.
Also, special thanks to following groups for their commitment to making a difference in Fremont: Abode Services, Afghan Coalition, Bay Area Baptist Church, Breathe California of the Bay Area, Bio-Peel USA, Bridges Community Church, Cabrillo Elementary School, California Skincare Supply, Calvary Chapel, Cargill, Centerville Presbyterian Church, City of Fremont Code Enforcement, CityServe’s Compassion Network, Crossroads Church, Clubsport, Cub Scout Pack 199, Dale Hardware, Discovery International Church, Dominican Sisters of the Holy Family, Durham Elementary School, Elks Lodge 2121, Footprints Shoe Closet, Fremont Bank Foundation, Fremont Christian School, Fremont Community Church, Fremont Family Resource Center, FUSD, Fremont First Asian Christian Church, Harbor Light Church, Human Relations Commission, ICF Girl Scout troop 30021, Inroads Church, Irvington Presbyterian Church, Islamic Center of Fremont, Kaiser Permanente, Kennedy High School students, LEAF’s Stone Garden Project, Mission Springs Community Church, NAMI, New Life Mission Church, New Life Fremont, Niles Canyon Estates, Niles Discovery International Church, No Shame Active Wear, Pillar Baptist Church, Prince of Peace Lutheran, Resonate Movement Church, Rotary Club of Fremont, South Bay Community Church, St. Paul United Methodist Church, Studio Designs, Tom Maloney Elementary School, Tree of Life Church, Tri-City Free Breakfast Program, Tri City Volunteers, Tri-City Ecology Center and Museum of Local History, Troop 468, Tzu Chi Foundation, Youth and Family Services/City of Fremont, 4 C’s of Alameda, and community members throughout Fremont.
Check out the Make a Difference Day 2016 video for a glimpse into many of this year’s projects.
Mark your calendar for next year’s event on October 28, 2017! For more information about Make A Difference Day, send an email or call 510-574-2099.