The Miller Family YMCA of Newbury Park has formed a new service committee and is seeking volunteers. The service committee will undertake four service projects a year. The first project is helping with the Sycamore Canyon School garden on November 16 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Six YMCA members formed the Miller Y’s service committee. The six are Natisse Gaida, Veronica Rodarte, Patricia Saito, Danielle Thornton, Dr. Karen Sue and Justin Kawaguchi. “There are so many ways to help make our community better, but sometimes it’s not always obvious where or how to get involved,” said Jessie Bringelson, Miller Y’s youth director. “These Y members have taken the initiative to launch the program the Y calls ‘Togetherhood.’ We’re seeking others in the community to join in this community-wide service effort.”
All ages can help with maintenance and planting at Sycamore Canyon School (4601 Via Rio, Newbury Park) on November 16. “Just bring work gloves,” said Bringelson.
The next volunteer project is to collect canned food before the holidays to donate to FoodShare, Ventura County’s food bank.
“Part of the YMCA’s mission is to strengthen the community it serves by giving back and supporting our neighbors,” said Bringelson. “The service committee is your opportunity to get involved and contribute your time and talent to help others.” Volunteers do not need to be YMCA members to participate.
For more information about the November 16 gardening project or the YMCA service committee, contact Jessie Bringelson at [email protected], 805-480-0309 or stop by the Miller Y (320 Via Las Brisas, Newbury Park).