For the sixth time, students and staff at the Little Falls Community Schools, along with community supporters, will host “Day of Caring,” Wednesday, May 4.
As its name implies, that’s the day students show their “caring” side by helping those who would otherwise have a hard time cleaning their yards. Students are also able to help with small outdoor projects.
In order for that to happen, folks need to fill out a registration form so the students know to come to their home.
Those residents who live within the city limits of Little Falls and Randall, who need assistance are invited to fill out the form.
The work the students can do includes yard raking, cleaning up gardens and/or flower beds, window washing, but only outdoor windows on the ground floor, or other outdoor projects. The work must be able to be completed in three hours.
The students will be out and about between 8 a.m. and noon, rain or shine. In case of severe weather, a notice of cancellation will be sent to the radio.
The form can be found as a link at the end of this article. When it’s completed, it should be mailed to: Live Better Live Longer (LBLL), attn: Mary Kenna, 808 Third St. SE, Suite 309, Little Falls, MN 56345.
The deadline for registration is April 13, to allow appropriate planning.
To make the day happen, last year more than 1,000 volunteers, including 730 students, raked leaves, washed windows and did other miscellaneous yard work for residents at 171 homes, including nine sites in the city of Little Falls, and also at 12 residences in Randall.
Volunteers who are not students, such as members of the Lions Club, provide lunch, drive bus to transport teams of workers and many others. The city helps by donating bags for the leaves and providing bag pick-up.
Those with questions about getting registered or getting involved, can call the LBLL office at (320) 631-5677 or (320) 631-5675 or they can email [email protected].
Day of Caring-2016 Registration form