Each year from the first weekend through the second weekend of June, NeighborWorks® Sacramento joins with more than 250 other NeighborWorks organizations to conduct various activities that improve our community, with a focus on neighborhood improvement and supporting homeownership.
Are you or your company interested in volunteering for a community building activity during this week? Please contact us! We will hold NeighborWorks Week 2015 from June 6 through June 14.
In past years, NeighborWorks® Sacramento hosted a “PigaPalooza” fundraising event at our Oak Park Farmers Market. The PigaPalooza included a variety of pig-themed eats and activities. Local chefs dueled it out in a pork cook-off as they competed for the honorable title of “Primo Porker.” The event was family friendly, offering interactive children’s activities and discounted child price tickets. Food was provided by Feeding Crane Farms, Bledsoe Meats and other local vendors.
Other past events included:
Building Gardens: Through a “NeighborWorks® Plants!” project, volunteers built raised planter boxes for a low-income senior resident in Oak Park. The volunteers built the boxes, added soil and planted tomatoes, peppers and other plants. The neighbor was thrilled to have a new garden and was excited to begin participating in NeighborWorks Sacramento’s “Oak Park Crop Swap.”
Neighborhood Clean-up: NeighborWorks® worked with YouthWORKS (a community leadership program for youth) and Sacramento High School to organize a very successful neighborhood clean-up. More than 50 community volunteers helped with the clean-up, including youth from YouthWORKS and Sacramento High School and residents involved with Oak Park Neighborhood Association. The group cleaned 12 alleys in South Oak Park and planted seed balls so that wildflowers would grow in springtime to help beautify the alleys.