The Newark Day Center and the Verizon Newark Council Pioneers Partners and Friends teamed together for Join Hands Day on Saturday, May 5, to build a shed, paint, plant and mulch the playground area of the center. There were approximately 35 volunteers throughout the project ranging in age from 2 to 72. The Newark Day Center is a community agency serving children, youth, adults and seniors.
Join Hands Day is the only national volunteer day on the Seasons of Service calendar that specifically targets and develops relationships between young people and adults through neighborhood volunteering. Youths and adults work together on an equal basis to plan, organize and implement the day’s activities. Building relationships across generations restores confidence, trust and respect for each other and creates a sense of community.