Over a thousand volunteers are planning to go out into the Snohomish County community with one mission: serve others. On May 2nd and 3rd, Hope Creek Charitable Foundation (HCCF) is hosting its 7th Annual Day(s) of Hope, an event that deploys volunteers around the community to complete projects – large and small. This event has grown year after year and it’s now expanded to a two-day event to serve more people.
The main goal of Day of Hope is to make a difference around the community. Day of Hope matches volunteers from area businesses, churches, faith centers, and youth groups with projects around the county that enhance neighborhoods or make someone’s life a little better.
“Our goal is to help our neighbors, simple as that,” said Jennifer Boyington, Executive Director of Hope Creek Charitable Foundation. “We get a chance to make a difference by pulling weeds or changing someone’s oil…that’s amazing.”
Dozens of projects are waiting to be filled, including maintenance and clean-up at county parks and local schools and helping other nonprofit organizations like Cocoon House, Interfaith Home, and the Mill Creek YMCA. In addition to large projects, teams will be helping seniors and families complete small projects at individual residences.
In order to tackle as many projects as possible, Hope Creek is actively looking for volunteers with unique skills, donated trades, or just a willing spirit.
“If you have a heart for service and want to help the community, all you have to do is show up to serve,” said Boyington. “With this type of service, YOU get served as well, it’s pretty cool to see how lives are touched on both sides.”