Last Thursday, Oct. 22nd employees from local shoe companies came together for the New England Two Ten Foundation Day of Service.
Close to 150 employees from New Balance, Clarks, Puma, Converse, and ShoeBuy.com came to Lawrence for the day to work on service projects at Den Rock Park, Jacques Pond, the Greater Lawrence Boating Program, Lawrence History Center and in other parks around the city. The group did an amazing job planting bulbs, blazing trails at Den Rock, raking leaves, pulling invasive plants at Jacques Pond, moving historic documents and picking up litter. I think my favorite comment was when a regular visitor to the Boathouse asked if the group had been volunteering for a full week, when they had only been working one hour! The volunteers were fantastic - really happy to work and fantastic at it. When you see bulbs come up in the spring at Den Rock, Reviviendo and the Boathouse think of them!
Each year GWL manages multiple service events in the City in partnership with local schools, businesses and nonprofits. Our next large scale volunteer event will be to celebrate Earth Day in April! We also are happy to provide bags and gloves for smaller groups who are interested in doing a park clean-up in their neighborhood. We also occasionally need help in the office and will probably need some volunteers for Glow. Contact Kathrynhref=> at the office if you are interested in helping out.