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Tree Planting at Steele Indian School Park

[Source: HandsOn Greater Phoenix]

Photo credite: Daniel Greene on Flickr

Calling all green thumbs and tree-huggers! Join us for a morning of environmental action as we plant trees and revitalize one of Phoenix’s best-known parks. Please wear clothing you don’t mind getting dirty and closed-toed shoes. Remember to bring a water bottle and sunscreen!

The minimum age for this project is 8 with an accompanying adult. Volunteers ages 16 and 17 who wish to participate without an accompanying adult must bring a signed Youth Volunteer Waiver. Please download the waiver from the “Youth Volunteer” link on the website’s menu.

By signing up for projects and not attending, you may be depriving someone else of the opportunity to participate and the project of much-needed support.

Please note that in an effort to accommodate volunteers who sign up for projects by choice, HandsOn does not accept court ordered volunteers and will not sign off on any court-related documents.

You must register to participate.

Details:

Saturday, September 11, 2010
7:00AM – 10:00AM
Location: Phoenix, AZ 85015
The full project address and directions will be sent to you by e-mail after you sign up.
Accommodations for volunteers with disabilities:You will have the opportunity to request accommodations after you sign up for this project.

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Volunteer to plant trees in downtown Phoenix, Nov. 14

[Source: Arizona Republic] — More than 100 volunteers will get their hands dirty during a community tree planting Saturday in connection with Hands On Greater Phoenix Day for Downtown.  The tree planting, sponsored by Mayor Phil Gordon, is an opportunity for residents, families, businesses, students, and visitors to connect with and take part in growth and development downtown.

Approximately 60 trees will be planted, including Arizona ash, evergreen elm, and sissoo.  The trees will provide shade and enhance the urban feel along Roosevelt Street, including the First Friday Art Walk area, and along Portland Street Park.  The planting locations are:

  • Portland Parkway at Portland Street Park, west of First Avenue
  • Roosevelt Street and First Avenue, in front of Trinity Cathedral
  • Latham Street and Third Avenue, in front of the Puppet Theater
  • Garfield Street at Fifth and Sixth streets, part of the First Friday Art Walk area

A block party hosted by Hands On Greater Phoenix will follow the planting, which is open to the public. To volunteer, send an e-mail.  Planting will be done from 8 to 11:30 a.m.  Volunteers are to meet at 8 in the courtyard of Trinity Cathedral, 100 W. Roosevelt, which is serving as planting headquarters.  Parking is in the parking garage north of the church.

Shop & Share along Roosevelt Row, Dec. 10

[Source: Greg Esser, Roosevelt Row] — If you are planning your holiday shopping or hankering for good food and drink, December 10 is a great day to support local businesses and give back to the community at the same time.  The Roosevelt Row website has a map with business locations and hours for 11 participating spots.

Roosevelt plants trees, holds 25 year anniversary party on Nov. 15

Roosevelt Row’s Trees First Campaign will be doing a tree planting on 6th Ave. in conjunction with the Mayor’s office and HandsOn Greater Phoenix’s Day for Downtown.  Cheer on the volunteers as they bring much needed shade to our streets.

  • Date: Saturday, November 15, 2008
  • Time: 8 a.m. to Noon
  • Place: 6th Ave and Roosevelt, Phoenix

Then later that night, you’re invited to the Roosevelt Neighborhood’s Silver Anniversary!  November 2008 marks the 25th year since Roosevelt was listed on the Historic Register.  It is the first Phoenix neighborhood to receive that distinction.  That’s worth a party, don’t you think?

Drink, Dine, and Party at CIBO and Palatte: Music, Festive Prizes, Special Wine Selections, Great Friends — both familiar and new.  Plus, each guest will have a chance to participate in the creation of a large scale mosaic painting commemorating the event.  NO cover charge!  A portion of food and drink proceeds will benefit Roosevelt’s Neighborhood Association (RAA), a 501c3 non-profit organization.

  • Date: Saturday, November 15, 2008
  • Time: 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Place: CIBO & PALATTE, the Fillmore block between 4th & 5th Aves

For more information, click here.

On Nov. 15, volunteer for “A Day for Downtown Phoenix”

The ninth annual A Day for Downtown will mobilize more than 900 corporate and community citizens in a rewarding day of service to benefit the downtown Phoenix community.  Presented by the Downtown Phoenix Partnership, HandsOn Greater Phoenix, and the Phoenix Community Alliance, A Day for Downtown revitalizes and beautifies the Phoenix downtown area neighborhoods.

Organizers and sponsors hope to showcase the needs of local organizations, schools, and neighborhoods to local businesses and community members; beautify and revitalize downtown sites and neighborhoods; strengthen community partnerships; and instill a renewed sense of pride in the downtown Phoenix area.

  • Date: Saturday, November 15, 2008
  • Time: Hands-On Community Service Projects: 8 a.m. to Noon; Lunch and Celebration: Noon to 3 p.m.
  • Place: Revitalization projects will take place in the downtown area defined by the following boundaries: Glendale Ave. to Baseline, 43rd Ave. to 44th St.

Platinum City Sponsors include: Accenture, One North Central, Wells Fargo, Downtown Phoenix Partnership, Phoenix Community Alliance, and HandsOn Greater Phoenix.  To volunteer or for more information, call 602-973-2212 or visit the HandsOn Greater Phoenix website.

Make a Difference changes name to HandsOn Greater Phoenix

[Source: Rhonda Oliver, President/CEO, HandsOn Greater Phoenix] — This year Make A Difference celebrates its 15th anniversary.  Make A Difference is part of a vibrant network of 370 affiliates that serve as hubs for civic involvement and volunteerism.  Our network is the key lever in this nation’s service movement, and as such, it’s important to unite with sister organizations around the country in both name and scope of services.

It is with great pride that we announce that Make A Difference is now HandsOn Greater Phoenix.  Please know that while we embark on a new brand, it is simply a name change.  We are committed to delivering the same great programs and services that you have come to expect from us.