Each week, City Year San Jose/Silicon Valley will thank a person or organization for inspiring us in our service. This week, we would like to thank the PTA at Majestic Way Elementary School for all of their hard work in helping us make Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) a success.
Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) is literally the largest service event in the world. Since 1988, GYSD has been a celebration of service that mobilizes millions of young people around the world in service.
This year, City Year San Jose/Silicon Valley will be serving at Majestic Way Elementary School with about 300 volunteers. Together we will paint murals, brighten up the blacktop, build an outdoor classroom and benches and more.
And it wouldn’t have been possible without the support of the PTA.
From day one, the PTA has been super energetic and excited about bringing City Year onto its campus for a day of service. (It didn’t hurt that their new principal was the former principal of the school where we celebrated GYSD last year).
Here is a rundown of just some of the amazing things the PTA did to support our service at their school:
- Held a cookie dough sale fundraiser that ended up covering the costs of the majority of our supplies
- Reached out to the local community to not only volunteer, but to donate to the project
- Helped us identify what projects the school could benefit from
- Organized sponsorship of picnic tables
- Helped us with the prep work (and stayed at the school until 10 o’clock at night so that we could get lots of work done)
The PTA has been so grateful to us as we gear up for this huge day of service. So before that day comes, we want to recognize all of their hard work and thank them for everything that they did to make this day bigger than we could have imagined.
Not only will Majestic Way get a makeover, but the spirit of volunteerism in the community will really have the opportunity to shine.
Thank you to the Majestic Way community for making this all happen. It’s truly going to be an awesome day of service.
* Be sure to follow @CityYearSanJose for updates on the service day as it happens on Saturday, April 16th.
Megan Baker, Recruitment Project Leader & Social Media Manager CYSJ