2022 MLK Day of Service – YMCA garden project

2022 MLK Day of Service


YMCA Garden Project



Finding ways to serve our community, despite these unique times

Join us to make it a “Day On, not a Day Off,” on Saturday, April 23rd  as part of the MLK National Day of Service in Long Beach.

The Need We Serve:

YMCA provides services to many across our community. The purpose of this project is to replant and rehab gardens at both YMCA preschools. 

We hope to breathe some life into these two spaces so that preschoolers can reconnect with the beauty of nature.

How to Serve:

With a team of volunteers, we plan to restore planter boxes that fell into disrepair. The two gardens will need weeding, re-planting, and re-mulching. Come help support these two vital community spaces. 

If you are interested in helping, sign up here:

Volunteer Details:

It will involve digging in the dirt and replanting different new plants

What to wear:

  • Comfortable clothes and shoes to get dirty in
  • Sun protection, such as sunblock and hat

What to bring:

  • Gardening supplies, such as a stiff rake, shovel, hula/stirrup scuffle hoe, or trowel, are all recommended. Limited quantities of supplies will be available.  

Minimum Age Recommended: All ages are welcome, but adults should supervise young ones.

“Everybody can be great . . . because anybody can serve.”
– Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929 – 1968)

Thank you to our sponsors!

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