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National Volunteer Day Celebrated by the Volunteer Center of San Gabriel Valley
Oct.16.2010 08.00AM


The Volunteer Center of San Gabriel Valley, in partnership with the City of Monrovia, is hosting the 20th Annual Make a Difference Day, Saturday, October 16, 2010.

Make a Difference Day is a national day of volunteering that matches local residents with community service projects.

In a single day, over 350 local volunteers will complete projects for our community through painting, planting, organizing and cleaning.

Participating volunteer groups include: UPS, Santa Anita Family Services, Monrovia Old Home Preservation Group, Rebuilding Together, LDS Church, Boy Scout Troop 143, YMCA, Re/Max Premier Properties, Girl Scout Troop 7621, Red Cross, Boy Scout Troop 180, United Methodist Church, Immaculate Conception School, Boys' & Girls' Club, Relay for Life, Monrovia High School Key Club, Monrovia Rotary, Canyon Oaks High School, Girl Scout Troop 507, DH Construction, Monrovia Kiwanis, Monrovia High School Spanish Club and Monrovia Youth Alliance.

Volunteers will gather for Make a Difference Day on Saturday, October 16, 2010, 8:00 a.m. at the Monrovia Public Library, 321 S Myrtle Avenue, Monrovia, California.

For further information about volunteering and sponsorship please contact the Volunteer Center of San Gabriel Valley at (626) 256-8187 or 119 W. Palm Avenue, Monrovia, CA 91016.  The Volunteer Center of San Gabriel Valley is a nonprofit agency serving Monrovia and the San Gabriel Valley since 1943. We connect people and resources for a better San Gabriel Valley.

The Volunteer Center of San Gabriel Valley is the essential connection for volunteering and resources in solving community issues within the San Gabriel Valley. We promote and expand opportunities for voluntary service, provide nonprofits and corporations with consultant support and innovative leadership training in volunteer management, board development, and disaster preparedness. Effectively gather and mobilize volunteers in emergency relief situations, address important community needs by concentrating volunteer resources into engaging well-planned, meaningful community service projects.