California MENTOR Participates in 2014 Volunteer Day
Employees of California MENTOR, a partner of The MENTOR Network, a national network of local health and human services providers, came together with their families and friends on Saturday, April 12th to participate in The Network’s 2nd Annual National Volunteer Day. Volunteers in northern California gardened and planted flowers at Pageant Grounds, part of the Los Gatos Civic Center in Los Gatos, CA, while a group in southern California weeded, planted flowers, and participated in park restoration projects at Irvine Regional Park in Orange, CA. Southern California volunteers were joined by employees from CareMeridian, also a partner of The MENTOR Network.
“In keeping with our mission to facilitate community integration with the individuals we serve, our volunteer day was an excellent way for us as providers to do that very thing,” said Amelia Pepper Day, RN Area Director at California MENTOR. “The event was a great opportunity to give back to the communities that we all live and thrive in. It was a great community building experience and brought our teams closer together at the same time. We can’t wait for next year!”
Nearly 800 employees across The MENTOR Network volunteered in nine states on April 12th. Participants organized spring cleanups and painting projects at a Boys & Girls Club, therapeutic horse farm, community boathouse, battered women’s shelter and various parks across the country, while others boxed products at food banks and sorted donated items at The Salvation Army.
“I want to thank everyone who made our second national Volunteer Day a big success!” said Bruce Nardella, President and CEO of The MENTOR Network. “To have so many employees volunteer their time toward making a difference in the communities we serve, in addition to the work they do every day with our consumers is inspiring and is the embodiment of The Network’s mission in action.”