City – For the sixth consecutive year in
Daly City, volunteers – about 250 in all – will
take part in Make A Difference Day by completing
worthwhile projects citywide this Saturday,
October 23rd. Rain or shine, numerous volunteer
groups are expected to be at City Hall, starting
at 8 a.m., for a morning rally aimed at jumpstarting
the day’s activities with city officials.
“Make A Difference Day in Daly City has become
a community event that engages neighborhoods,
schools, religious and service groups to be
productive – in one day. It is a wonderful way
to introduce our youth to community service.
It connects our residents in unique ways and
circumstance. Above all, what our volunteers
accomplish in one Saturday benefit the whole
community. For their collective efforts, we
are truly grateful,” remarked Mayor Sal Torres.
Make A Difference Day projects in Daly City
this year include cleanup of neighborhoods,
business districts, schools, parks and major
thoroughfares. Many local congregations such
as the Church of Christ (Iglesia Ni Cristo),
the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints,
the Korean Central Presbyterian Church (KCPC)
and DeMolay are participating. Students from
Westmoor, Jefferson and Mercy high schools,
Holy Angels Church’s CCD Class, Our Lady of
Perpetual Help School, Hilldale School and Our
Lady of Mercy School have pre-registered. Daly
City’s Public Works Department, and Parks and
Recreation Department will coordinate the cleanup
To promote child safety, the Daly City Police
Department, assisted by the Daly City Police
Explorers, will provide free child identification
records, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Serramonte
Center. To support this effort, the Daly City
Host Lions Club and the Rotary Club of Daly
City – Colma will partner to provide DNA kits
for children, at no cost. Families may view
a video on child safety while waiting to receive
Additionally, the Daly City Fire Department
will coordinate a door-to-door public education
and safety campaign targeting 1,000 apartment
dwellers in the Clarinada and Serramonte area.
These residents will also receive information
about first-time homeownership from the City
of Daly City’s Economic and Community Development
At Westlake Library, the Daly City Public Library
will host a Halloween Storytime Fest for children,
with teen volunteers.
The Anti-Graffiti Committee, assisted by student
volunteers, will paint over problem sites throughout
Hilldale School and Daly City’s Council of Homeowners
and Residents Association (COHRA) will also
embark on their own individual projects.
Daly City’s event partners in years past will
once again be involved in Make A Difference
Day. They include BFI, Caltrans, the City and
County of San Francisco, Bay Area Rapid Transit,
Pacific Gas & Electric, and the San Francisco
Billed as the nation’s largest day of volunteering,
Make A Difference Day is sponsored by the USA
Weekend Magazine, in conjunction with the Points
of Light Foundation.
The City of Daly City - City Hall is located
at 333 – 90th Street.
For more information about Make A Difference
Day in Daly City, contact the Community Information
and Volunteer Services at (650) 991-8296.