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38th Street/East Sac 2017 Blood Drive

38th Street/East Sac 2017 Blood Drive

Posted by on Jul 17, 2017 in East Sac, Events, Volunteer | 0 comments

Want to help save a life? Want to do good for people that you will never meet? Just want free ice-cream, to hang out with great neighbors and join in a front yard BBQ? Then give blood this Thursday between 3:00 and 7:00 at the 9th annual 38th Street blood drive! These are great people that organizing this blood drive in honor of their mom and they provide wonderful company and recovery sausages and and snacks that blow away what BloodSource gives me when I donate at the downtown location. I’m going early this year and hope to see many of my neighbors...

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8th Annual Blood Drive

8th Annual Blood Drive

Posted by on Jul 14, 2016 in East Sac, Events, Volunteer | 0 comments

Alice McAuliffe and her husband Pat will be hosting their 8th Annual Blood Drive outside their home at 1141 38th Street complete with refreshments and East Sac neighborhood camaraderie. Apparently this is the only blood drive in Sacramento that is sponsored by a neighborhood (go East Sac!). On Thursday, July 21st from 3 to 7pm, two bloodmobiles from BloodSource will be taking donations. This year, the goal is to collect 55 pints of blood to help patients and hospitals during the busy summer months. You can schedule an appointment at www.bloodsource.org/drives to schedule on line. The location code of the drive is M597.  For more information or to schedule in person you can call Alice directly at (916) 451-5507. I regularly give blood at the downtown BloodSource location at 16th and Q but this will be my 3rd year of joining my neighbors in the local blood drive. I’ve already set up my appointment to go and give blood and I hope to see a lot of you there! The refreshments at Alice and Pat’s house are much better than what you get...

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Harvest East Sac

Harvest East Sac

Posted by on Mar 2, 2016 in East Sac, Volunteer | 0 comments

Those good people over at Soil Born Farms are organizing a harvest of fruits from East Sac trees. If you have a fruit tree with more citrus than you can eat you can have them come out and harvest it, you keep as much as you like and they will donate the remainder. Donations go to the harvest volunteers, neighbors and local food banks. East Sac’s harvest is going to be on Saturday March 5th from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. If you would like to assist with the harvest or have a fruit tree you would like them to come and get a donation from you can go to soilborn.org or contact Nanci Kuzins at...

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Glenn Hall Park Volunteer Day

Posted by on Nov 13, 2015 in East Sac, Glenn Hall Park, Volunteer | 0 comments

The River Park Tree Canopy Project is ready to start planting at Glenn Hall Park. And they need help from volunteers to help them do so. If you would like to help, meet up with project organizers in the Glenn Hall parking lot at 9am this Saturday, November 14. The workday is expected to continue until around 12noon. While tools and refreshments will be provided, volunteers are recommended to bring their own gloves and hats. For more information, email cadence@surewest.net....

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McKinley Park Volunteer Day

Posted by on Apr 30, 2015 in McKinley Park, Volunteer | 0 comments

McKinley Park is renowned for its spectacular rose garden. But it doesn’t stay spectacular all on its own. To help keep the garden looking its best, Friends of East Sacramento and the McKinley Park Volunteer Corps will be holding a volunteer day this coming Saturday, May 2. After a volunteer appreciation breakfast at 8:30am, rosarians and volunteers will get right to work deadheading, pruning, weeding and raking McKinley Park Rose Garden. Supplies will be provided, but volunteers are still encouraged to bring their own rakes, gloves and pruning shears if they have them. Volunteer RSVP’s are also encouraged. To do so, call (916) 452-8011 or send an email to...

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Rose Garden Volunteer Day

Posted by on Jan 1, 2015 in East Sac, Events, McKinley Park, Volunteer | 0 comments

This Saturday, start the New Year off right and help your favorite rose garden to look its best. From 9am-1pm, McKinley Park Volunteer Corps is joining forces with Sacramento Rose Society for an epic “prune-a-thon” of the McKinley Library Rose Garden, to get the roses healthy and ready for plenty of spring blooming. Even if you’re not a rose expert, members of the Rose Society will be on hand to show you how it’s done. And if you bring your own clippers, you can have them sharpened for free by a professional knife sharpener. RSVPs are recommended, but not required. For more information, call (916) 452-8011 or go to...

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