Building Opportunities for Self Sufficiency(B.O.S.S.): B.O.S.S. provides comprehensive services that help homeless families and individuals
move from homelessness to homes with improved skills and knowledge of resources so they can stay healthy and housed.Volunteers will help with clean up projects lead by the staff at B.O.S.S. Space limited to 20. MAP
Claremont Middle School- Our longtime community partner Claremont Middle school in Oakland is looking for help with buildings and grounds improvements throughout the campus. We will assist the PTA both inside and out. Space limited to 75. City: Oakland. MAP Emerson Elementary School- Volunteers will assist pta and staff with gardening, prepping the campus for the start of school, lots of cleaning, and general faciliites maintence. Space is limited to 35 at this site. City: Oakland MAP Garfield Elementary School:
Garfield is an underserved school in the San Antonio neighborhood of Oakland. Volunteers will assist the staff and community leaders inside and out with various facilities projects including leveling books. Space limited to 25. MAP
A multi-ethnic, Christian non-profit organization working to create positive, systemic change for individuals and our community. Volunteers will help with general facilities clean up and sorting clothes. Space limited to 20. MAP
Castro Valley Site
Marshall Elementary School-
We are pleased, to be partnering again with a school in Castro Valley. Volunteers will assist staff with general campus clean up and other projects TBD. Space is limited to 35 at this site. City: Castro Valley MAP
is a glimpse at how a Day of Peace can benefit the communities we live in:
- Since 2006 Project Peace has provided over 19,000 volunteer service hours with over 2,300 volunteers to 35 East Bay social service providers
- A Day of Peace is an incredible opportunity to bring along friends/colleagues who are not interested in church, but want to serve. Serving alongside people who do go to church can offer a glimpse into the life of a Christian and be a possible
stepping stone into conversations of faith.
- Great opportunity to help severely underfunded local schools and social service providers get an incredible amount of work done for free
- Project Peace is able to be the hands and feet of the church without being off putting to service providers. Every time we host a Day of Peace service providers are absolutely blown away that people unconnected to them would donate their time.
- Recently read a book about children/service learning and appreciated this comment, "Service involvement changes children and helps clarify their values. They realize their capacity to
give, and they learn patience and compassion. Service becomes a part of children's identity; they come to see volunteering as part of who they are and what they do." Bring your kids- bring their scooters, bikes, chalk, whatever to help them have fun serving.
Ways you can help:
- Invite friends, neighbors, colleagues to attend and get lunch after
- Let others know about the event and encourage people to REGISTER!!
- Like Project Peace East Bay on Facebook
What is Project Peace?
Some of you may be wondering about Project Peace.
Project Peace East Bay has been active in Berkeley and Oakland since 2006, and was officially incorporated as a 501(c)3 California nonprofit in December 2007.
Project Peace exists to create partnerships between local churches and services that work together for just and sustainable communities in Berkeley, Oakland, and
What exactly is a Day of Peace?
A Day of Peace
is a coordinated effort by Project Peace East Bay to bring together local faith-based groups, non-profit organizations, and East Bay social service providers in order to promote the common good of our East Bay communities through quarterly volunteer service opportunities. Project Peace's hope is that through these partnerships our local East Bay communities will become more environmentally, economically and socially sustainable. A Day of Peace is an opportunity for people from very different backgrounds to come together simply to love and serve our shared community. Whether you
are a friend, neighbor, colleague, someone who cares very deeply about the agency that is being served, or someone who just wants to make new friends, the Day of Peace is a great place for you to get connected into working towards more sustainable communities.
Days of Peace are not overtly religious projects (there is no teaching or prayer), and the agencies and organizations served are not faith-based non-profits. Thus, a Day of Peace creates an opportunity for churched and unchurched, spiritual and secular, religious and a-religious alike to come together simply to love and serve our shared community.
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