Community Service Day Request for Proposals and Brainstorming Meeting

We’re pleased to announce the fourth annual Community Service Day will be held on Saturday, September 16, 2017. This event is Folsom’s largest day of volunteerism and service. This major citywide event mobilizes more than 2,500 volunteers of all ages and interests to complete service projects throughout Folsom.

Our goal is to connect volunteers with projects that make a positive, lasting impact in the Folsom area. We are seeking community-based projects for this year’s Community Service Day event.

Does your organization have a need for volunteer assistance and/or a service day project? Consider submitting a brief proposal to Christine Brainerd, City of Folsom Communications Manager, at cbrainerd@folsom.ca.us by Friday, March 24. A list of requested information is below.

In addition, a community brainstorming meeting is planned for Wednesday, March 22 at 5:30 p.m. to explore and identify potential projects in the community. The meeting will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Folsom Community Center, located at 52 Natoma Street in Folsom. Please RSVP to cbrainerd@folsom.ca.us.

A sampling of projects from Community Service Day include:

•A citywide food drive for the Twin Lakes Food Bank, collecting 115,000+ pounds of food


•Clean up projects at Folsom Lake and Lake Natoma


•Packing of 675 care packages for overseas military troops


•Folsom History Museum beautification projects


•School beautification projects


•Library book cleaning


•Military thank you notes and support letters for women with breast cancer


•Wetland clean up and fence painting


•Horseshoe pit building


•Home fire safety inspections


•And many more!


Request for 2017 Community Project Proposals

Project Name: Organization Name: Project Location/Address: Brief Description of Project: Maximum Total Number of Volunteers Needed: Minimum Total Number of Volunteers Needed: Volunteers My Organization Can Contribute: Estimated Total Project Cost: Estimated Dollar Amount My Organization Can Contribute to Project: Financial Support Requested: Contact Person: Email Address: Contact Phone:

Thank you for your participation in the 2017 Community Service Day event!