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CareFest seeks volunteers and groups to adopt a project
CareFest seeks volunteers and groups to adopt a project

St. Petersburg, Florida -- Volunteers are needed for various home repair projects, painting, mowing, weeding, yard work and cleanups throughout St. Petersburg neighborhoods on Saturday, September 28.

The annual week of compassion-related activities culminates with a day of service that gives back to the community, benefitting individual homeowners, schools and non-profit organizations. Neighborhood organizations, churches, school clubs, teams and businesses are invited to participate in a variety of one-day projects.

Groups can register and adopt a project today!

The city's Community Service Department is spearheading the day of service in St. Petersburg. For a list of projects, visit www.stpete.org/ican. Click on "St. Petersburg CareFest," then select projects by clicking on "Adopt This Project" and complete the requested information. Volunteer Liability Release forms must be signed and returned by each member of each group.

On September 28, CareFest St. Pete 2013 starts and ends at Lake Vista Park with check-in and light morning refreshments at 7:30 a.m., followed by projects conducted from 8 a.m. to Noon. Once finished at their project site, participants are invited back to Lake Vista Park for volunteer recognition, lunch and entertainment between noon and 1:30 p.m. The event wraps up with CareFest organizers and Mayor Bill Foster presenting certificates to all volunteer groups.

For volunteer information, contact Aubri Shauger-Haley, Community Services, 727-892-5141, or Chris Cahall, CareFest St. Pete Co-Chair, 727-743-5695. Volunteers and groups can also receive information via e-mail by sending a message to ICAN@stpete.org. CareFest activities are part of the mayor's I C.A.N. initiative (Involved Citizens Active in Neighborhoods), to help disseminate and support effective, efficient volunteer efforts throughout the city and throughout the year.

Last September, more than 70 projects were completed thanks to more than 1,249 volunteers and 68 groups who participated in the 2012 CareFest St. Pete event - representing the faith-based, business and collegiate communities and service agencies. Activities include cleaning up right-of-way areas, shoreline and Skyway Trail cleanups, painting, handling minor home repair projects, yard work and community garden work.

Again, the event is from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lake Vista Park 

Click here for more information. 

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