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Gillispie Gives Back

Recently, two shifts of Gillispie volunteers spent part of their day off from school at Feeding San Diego. Within over four hours, our volunteers sorted and bagged 5,500 pounds of tomatoes—it was messy and squishy at times, but very rewarding! The produce we sorted will be enough to benefit 2,800 families!

Food insecurity is a real challenge in our community, and Gillispie families were excited to make a difference. Based on our students’ enthusiasm, we will be returning to help at Feeding SD soon!

Interested in another opportunity to volunteer? Consider worm wrangling time at the Solana Center on May 20!

The Solana Center for Environmental Innovation is a San Diego-based nonprofit organization that focuses on Zero Waste, composting, and water conservation. Each month volunteers help care for earthworms. A vital part of the composting process, the worms need feeding and new worm beds. Volunteers will assist with sorting worms from their castings and starting new bins. All experience levels are welcome.

Date/Time:  Saturday, May 20, 9:30–11 a.m.

Location: Solana Center for Environmental Innovation, 137 N El Camino Real, Encinitas.

Ages: Families with children five years old and older are welcome to participate. All volunteers under 18 must attend with a parent or guardian. Each member of your party must be signed up individually.

Time Commitment: Two hours.

  • Attire: Wear clothes that can get dirty and closed-toe shoes. Please dress appropriately for the weather as we will be outside.
  • Bring a reusable water bottle and work gloves if you prefer to use your own.
  • Physical Requirements: Must be willing to do hands-on work with worms and other compost critters! All children must be accompanied by an adult, and the adult should be able to lift at least 20 pounds.

Contact: Volunteer@solanacenter.org, or 760.436.7986, ext. 707.

Registration is available online here!

Thank you for all that you do!

The Community Relations Committee

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