ANAHEIM, Calif. (May 15, 2018) — More than 200 Anaheim city employees and their families came together on Saturday, May 12, for a day of volunteer community service benefiting seniors, veterans, students, neighborhoods and those in need.
Volunteers spent the morning working on nine projects across Anaheim as part of the Big Give, an inaugural day of community service by Anaheim employees.
Here’s a look at the projects and their impact:
American Legion Post 72
Haskett Library in west Anaheim
Transitional home for women
Walnut Village senior community
Sycamore Junior High
Miraloma Park and Family Resource Center
Habitat for Humanity home
Vineyard Church Food Bank
The Big Give included employees from across Anaheim, including the Anaheim Police Department, Anaheim Fire & Rescue, Anaheim Public Utilities, Public Works, Community Services and the city’s administrative departments and divisions.
A big thanks also goes out to Love Anaheim, a nonprofit that brings together community service volunteers, Habitat for Humanity and other community groups that also pitched in.
The community service day comes after Anaheim’s City Council in November adopted “City of Kindness” as the city’s official motto and encouraged additional efforts to spread kindness throughout Anaheim.
You can watch the Big Give teams in action in our video from the day here. You can also find a slideshow with more pictures here.