The City of Fremont salutes the more than 2,000 volunteers composed of Fremont individuals, families, clubs, schools, businesses, faith-based organizations, and nonprofit organizations that joined together for a “national day of doing good” on Saturday, October 27. The annual Make A Difference Day was sponsored by the City of Fremont Human Relations Commission, Cargill, Compassion Network, State Assembly Kansen Chu, Senator Bob Wieckowski, Supervisor Scott Haggerty, Mayor Lily Mei, Vice Mayor Raj Salwan and showcased Fremont residents serving their community in a variety of practical ways.
This year, 2,039 volunteers participated in over 85 planned projects throughout Fremont and contributed more than 7,505 volunteer hours! Projects included:
- Tree planting and debris removal at Central Park
- Many school beautification projects
- Emergency pod organization
- Free bike repair clinic
- Mobile home park yard work
- Meals for the needy
- Drives to collect peanut butter, diapers, emergency snack kits, shoes, socks, and warm clothing
- Food bank/thrift store organizing
- Painting projects
- Shelter beautification
- Free tutoring
- Helping local seniors with fix-it projects
- Nature Learning Center gardening and craft prep
- Sabercat Historical Park habitat restoration
- Hand written cards for police officers and veterans
Also, special thanks to following groups for their commitment to making a difference in Fremont: Abode, American High School Students, Arise Church, Aspire Church, Bay Area Baptist Church, Bridges Community Church, Cabrillo Elementary School, Cedars Church, Central Park Maintenance and Rangers, City of Fremont, City of Fremont Youth and Family Services, Church of the Latter Day Saints, City of Newark, CityServe, Community Members, Compassion Network, Crossroads Church, Cub Pak 120, Cub Scout Pack 447, Discovery Cove Kids, Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose, Fremont Community Church, Fremont Residents, Fremont Senior Center, Fremont Unified School District, FUN Mothers' Club, Girl Scout Troop 31832, Harbor Light Church, Henifitness, Irvington Presbyterian, Islamic Center of Fremont, John Gomes Elementary School, Kids in Motion, Leaf C.R. Stone Garden, Living Stones Christian Church (East Bay), Mattos Elementary School, Newark Mayor Alan Nagy, Mommy & Me group at Crossroads Church, Newark Residents, Niles Canyon Estates, Niles Discovery Church, Niles Rotary, Oliveira Elementary School, Patterson Elementary School PTA, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Resonate Church, Searles Elementary School, St. Paul United Methodist Church, Steven Millard Elementary School, Students, Sunrise Emergency Shelter, Teachers, Tree of Life Church, Tri-City Breakfast Program, Tri-City Volunteers, and Troop 112.
Check out the Make a Difference Day 2018 video for a glimpse into many of this year’s projects .