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"Make A Difference" Day is on Sat., October 25

On Sat., October 25, 2014, Daly City celebrates its 16th consecutive year of participation in "Make A Difference Day," a National Day of Volunteerism. Daly City residents are asked to “Make a Difference” by volunteering for several community projects. All volunteers are invited to attend the post-event lunch at 12:00 noon at the City Hall Plaza and Rose Garden. The lunch is sponsored by the Daly City Host Lions Club, Outback Steakhouse, and First National Bank of Northern California.

The City has reached out to the faith-based and business community, local schools, and various community and neighborhood groups to help organize beautification and clean-up projects across the City.

The City would like to thank the following groups for volunteering to "Make A Difference" (as of Oct. 22):

  • Allied Waste
  • Bayshore (DeLue) Boys & Girls Club
  • Daly City Host Lions Club
  • Fernando Rivera Intermediate School
  • First National Bank of Northern California
  • Garnet J. Robertson Intermediate School
  • Good News Fellowship Church
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Kelly-Moore Paint Store 
  • Outback Steakhouse
  • Panorama Elementary School
  • Recology
  • Southern Hills Neighborhood
  • Target Serramonte
  • Trader Joe's


2014 Make A Difference Day Projects:

Bayshore Neighborhood Cleanup
Bayshore (DeLue) Boys & Girls Club volunteers meet at the Bayshore Community Center entrance, 450 Martin Street at 9:00am. Volunteers will work in teams to collect litter and recyclables throughout the Bayshore neighborhood.

Fernando Rivera Intermediate School
Student leaders of Student Government, Yearbook, and Peace Keepers are organizing to "make a difference." Student volunteers will meet after school, 3:00-4:00pm, on Thurs., October 2, to do a clean-up.

Free Document Shredding Drop-off
Gather up personal and financial documents for free shredding. This protects you and also produces recycled materials. Bring them to City Hall, located at 333 90th Street, from 9:00am to 12:00pm.

Free Electronic Waste Drop-off
Please help protect the environment by bringing electronic waste to City Hall, at 333 90th Street, main parking lot, from 9:00am to 2:00pm.  

Garnet J. Robertson Intermediate School
Volunteers meet at the school entrance, 1 Martin Street at 9:00am, to collect litter and recyclables around the school property and the surrounding area.

Hillside Slope Restoration
Volunteers will meet at Hillside Park, 222 Lausanne Avenue, upper area of the park, to plant native plants on the hillside/slope, from 10:00am to 12:30pm. Volunteers must be prepared for strenuous physical activity.

Mussel Rock Coastal Cleanup
Please help cleanup the coastal area at Mussel Rock. Volunteers meet from 9:00 to 11:00am at the entrance of the Allied Waste Services Transfer Station located at 120 Westline Drive, to collect litter and recyclables.  

North Peninsula Food Pantry & Dining Room
Volunteers from Recology will come together to paint the exterior of the food bank/dining room facility located at 31 Bepler Street. This project starts in advance with prep work and finishes on Fri., October 24 with painting. The volunteers also cleaned-up and landscaped the large bed next to the building that is adjacent to Mission Circle.

Reuse Exchange (Collection and Free Distribution of New and Gently Used Items)
The City invites the community to donate gently used items at the Community Services Center located at Civic Center North, 350 90th Street, Monday through Friday, 9:00am-4:00pm. Donations are accepted until Friday, October 24. Click here for a list of items needed. The Reuse Exchange takes place on Sat., October 25, 9:00-11:30 am, at the Community Services Center.

Southern Hills Neighborhood Cleanup
Volunteers meet at Panorama Elementary School, located at 25 Bellevue Avenue, at 9:00am. Volunteers will work in teams to collect litter and recyclables around the school and throughout the neighborhood.

Top of the Hill - Mission Street Cleanup
Allied Waste, Good News Fellowship Church, Kaiser Permanente, and Recology volunteers are meeting at the Daly City Municipal Parking Lot located at 6264 Mission Street (near the North Peninsula Food Pantry) at 9:00am.  Volunteers will work in teams to collect litter, spread mulch, and beautify the area along Mission Street.

All volunteers must complete a release form prior to beginning any work activity associated with Make A Difference Day. Volunteers under 18 years of age must submit a release form with the signature of the parent/guardian. Click here to download the volunteer release form.

If you have questions about Make A Difference Day, please contact Julie Underwood, Assistant City Manager, at or at (650) 991-8101.