The City of Savage will celebrate its fourth annual Service Day Saturday on April 21 with volunteer opportunities, family fun and community partnerships. Everyone is welcome to attend this free, fun experience for the whole family, held in honor of Global Youth Service Day and sponsored by the City of Savage and the Harriet Bishop Elementary Service Club.
Participants can visit Savage City Campus, located at the intersection of McColl Drive and Dakota Avenue in Savage, and engage in simple, hands on service projects such as repacking bulk bags of rice for a local food shelf, making fleece dog toys and blankets for an animal shelter, assembling bead kits for patients in children’s hospitals, and many more.
The Red Cross will be hosting a blood drive at the event, with donation opportunities both in and outside City Hall. Register to donate by going to www.redcrossblood.org and search using the sponsor code “Service Day.”
Fun family activities at City Hall will include free lunch, ice-cream, art projects, face-painting, animals and more.
Organizers will be collecting non-perishable food items, gently-used shoes, children’s books, brown paper grocery bags and cash donations.
April 21 is also Earth Day Weekend, so community members are invited to join Savage Parks and Recreation from 11 a.m. - noon for a spring clean-up at Savage Community Park, located at 13500 Dakota Ave. Supplies will be provided.
In 2017, more than 1,000 people participated in Service Day Saturday, donating 5,500 pounds of food to local hunger relief programs, 4,000 lunch bags for Meals on Wheels, 850 pairs of shoes and much more. Be part of our efforts to be Community Strong!
View the flyer for more details or go to www.servicedaysaturday.wix.com/savage.