How to Take Part in Edina's Day of Service

The city-wide project invites residents to help ensure Edina remains a wonderful place to live, learn and work.

The 2012 Edina Day of Service is a city-wide project aimed at getting residents involved in giving back to the community through service on Saturday, Oct. 13.

Residents can either create their own projects or join one of many that are open to the public. 

We'd love to hear what you have planned for the big day, so let us know how you'll be donating your time in the comments section below. Better yet, snap some photos of you and your fellow volunteers and either upload them yourself by clicking the "Upload Photos and Videos" button above or email them to ryan.gauthier@patch.com.

Are you eager to help out, but desperately seeking some sort of project to tackle? 

The following projects are looking for additional volunteers, so feel free to head to the respective locations and pitch in.

Description Service Location Date/Time Project Captain Additional details Highway Cleanup Hwy. 100 b/w 50th St and Crosstown (meet at Perkins' lower lot) 8 and 9 a.m. Mark Moore Project offered by Edina Morningside Rotary Club. Brightly colored bags and vests will be provided. Bring gloves. Making Sandwiches for Homeless Wooddale Church, Edina Campus 8:30 a.m. Gary Clark No registration needed! Simply show up. All supplies provided. Fall Clean-up for area Seniors Normandale Lutheran 9:45 a.m. to noon Gregg Colburn Please contact Gregg Colburn at 952-215-4845 or Fred Shepherd at 612-685-4546 for more information Doing Good Together's 
Kids Helping Kids Sale Cornelia Elementary

Donation Drop
7-10 a.m.
Shop the Sale
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Laura Hunt Cornelia's families will be collecting gently used kids and baby items from 7-10 a.m.—clothes, sporting goods, books, toys and baby gear—and selling them to the public from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to raise money for People Serving People. Park Clean-up Lewis Park 9-10 a.m. Amy Ilstrup This is a joint project of Dow Water and Process Solutions and the Edina High School's FIRST Robotics team. Please join them! Park Clean-up Lake Edina Park 10-11 a.m. Amy Ilstrup This is a joint project of Dow Water and Process Solutions and the Edina High School's FIRST Robotics team. Please join them! Creek Clean-up 
view poster Nine Mile Creek at Heights Park 8:30 a.m. to noon Jay Belschner Join Boy Scout Troop & Pack 48 and Pack 62 for this wet, dirty and fun morning! Questions? Bring gloves. Contact Jay Belschner at 612-619-2267 or jayandshelley@hotmail.com. High School Grounds Cleanup Edina High School (meet at north end of parking lot) 10 a.m. to noon Tom Anderson Bring your own gloves. Girl Scouts Centennial Day of Service
view FAQ Your neighborhood! Register on the CDOS website 9-11 a.m. Linda Lutgen Girl Scouts and community volunteers of all ages will be helping their communities improve water resource conservation in a project designed to reduce phosphorus levels by removing yard waste before it enters lakes and rivers. Bring a rake. Pond and Play Area Cleanup Highlands Elementary 9:30 a.m. to noon Jennifer Livingston This a joint project between the Highlands PTA and Edina Girl Scout troops. Please contact Jennifer Livingston at tjehlhome@gmail.com. Please bring and label all of your own tools. Food Drive At all Edina Football Association games   Jen Berge Drop off donated items at all home Edina Football Association games. Rolling Bandages Cross View Lutheran Church - main entrance 9 a.m. to noon Heather Fitzpatrick Rolling bandages for global missions. Contact Heather Fitzpatrick at heatherfit@gmail.com for more information. Knitting & Quilting Cross View Lutheran Church - main entrance 9 a.m. to noon Heather Fitzpatrick

Knitting and quilting projects to support local community. Contact Heather Fitzpatrick at heatherfit@gmail.com for more information.

Knitting Hats and Mittens Edina Senior Center M-F, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sue Weigle Donated items will be given to Warm Hands Warm Hearts which distributes winter hats, mittens and scarves to area needy children. The Senior Center is closed on weekends, so please drop off items Monday through Friday. Pumpkin Festival 50th & France Saturday, Oct. 27
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Rachel Thelemann The Pumpkin Festival is an annual event organized by the 50th and France Business Association. Please call Rachel Thelemann at (952)922-1524 or e-mail her at info@50thandfrance.com for more information. Volunteers will help with activites, answer questions, and set-up.

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