Tag: volunteerism

Tree Planting & Community Beautification

Tree Planting & Community Beautification

By admin on June 1, 2019

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GARDENING FOR HEALTHIER COMMUNITIES

A volunteer community improvement project

JUNE 1, 2019
9 AM – 12 PM
VOLUNTEER CHECK-IN 8:30 AM

VETERAN MEMORIAL PARK
1259 E D ST, ONTARIO, CA 91764

MORE INFO, CONTACT: (424) 346-3362

Join us for a community beautification project. Volunteers will be tasked with planting new trees and several plants throughout Ontario’s newly remodeled Veteran’s Memorial Park.

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The project is a part of this years DNA Initiative. The DNA (Developing Neighborhood Agriculture) Initiative’s mission is to support community based health programs for growing urban communities, bring awareness to fresh food resources, share lessons, and build solidarity through global partnerships.

www.lampkinfoundation.org/dna-initiative/

Gardening for Healthier Communities

Gardening for Healthier Communities

By admin on May 26, 2018

Last month, host Aurthur Levine introduced residents to ways they are reusing organic material from local stores to create compost and plant next years harvest. Participants are building stronger communities by assisting residents who depend on the farm to have continued access to fresh organic produce.

Join us Saturday May 26th at 9:00 AM as we continue this year’s Designing Neighborhood Agriculture (DNA) projects. This time we’ll focus on the team effort that goes into preparing and packaging the organic produce that feeds hundreds of residents in the region.

Gardening for Healthier Communities combines topical conversations, active working sessions, and farming education to highlight the importance and need for fresh organic produce in highly populated urban areas. The Lampkin Foundation has partnered with Huerta Del Valle, a non-profit, to host “A Day of Farming”. If you don’t mind getting your hands dirty, this is the event for you!

Huerta Del Valle‘s goal is to provide all 160,000 people residing in the city of Ontario with accessible organic food. They also endeavor to foster, cultivate, and build stronger relationships within the region.

Click here for more information about the Lampkin Foundation’s DNA Initiative.

Gardening for Healthier Communities

Gardening for Healthier Communities

By admin on April 28, 2018

Join us Saturday April 28th at 9:00 AM as we continue this year’s Designing Neighborhood Agriculture (DNA) projects. This time we’ll focus on the team effort that goes into protecting organic resources.

Gardening for Healthier Communities combines topical conversations, active working sessions, and farming education to highlight the importance and need for fresh organic produce in highly populated urban areas. The Lampkin Foundation has partnered with Huerta Del Valle, a non-profit, to host “A Day of Farming”. If you don’t mind getting your hands dirty, this is the event for you!

Huerta Del Valle’s goal is to provide all 160,000 people residing in the city of Ontario with accessible organic food. They also endeavor to foster, cultivate, and build stronger relationships within the region.

Click here for more information about the DNA Initiative.

Reflections on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Reflections on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

By admin in D'Andre D. Lampkin Foundation, Foundation Events on April 4, 2018

Fifty years after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, his message is still just as significant. It is my hope his legacy last another 50 years and beyond.

He taught us that there is validity in protest and that you can change the country through meaningful, constructive civil engagement. He even noted that everyone has the potential to be great through service.

Let’s also not forget King was stressed about the progress being made in the United States. There were some gains but there was also loss – including death.

Dr. King was perhaps one of the greatest human beings to ever grace this earth. Chief among the characteristics of being a human being is that he was human – not perfect, but certainly spiritually aware of our nature and the need to improve how we treat each other.

Thanks to This Activity, Ontario Is Breathing Easier!

Thanks to This Activity, Ontario Is Breathing Easier!

By admin in DNA Initiative, Foundation Events on March 16, 2018

The D’Andre D. Lampkin Foundation would like to thank all of our volunteers for their recent contribution of time to the Ontario Arbor Day Celebration on March 10, 2018. This event could not have been a success without their dedication and hard work. Despite the rain, Lampkin Foundation volunteers were able to help plant 165 trees throughout Ontario, California.

We are happy to report more than 40 Ontario residents, students, and community shareholders came to support Inland Empire Resource Conservation District and CIRCLE 2.0‘s larger effort to plant over 1650 trees across California and Ontario’s effort to reduce and limit carbon emissions.

Thanks to volunteers, supporters, and stakeholders, the city of Ontario is well on it’s way to retaining it’s status as a “Tree City USA“. Furthermore, many homes will benefit from the developing shade and carbon emissions are being reduced.

For more information about the D’Andre D. Lampkin Foundation and it’s mission, visit:
www.lampkinfoundation.org.

Ontario Arbor Day Celebration

Ontario Arbor Day Celebration

By admin on March 10, 2018

Help Us Plant 165 Trees at Various Location in the City to kick off our DNA Initiative!

CIRCLE 2.0 will plant over 1650 trees across California this spring and the Lampkin Foundation has been asked to help. Trees planted as part of this program are selected for their strong ability to reduce carbon and limit emissions.

When: Saturday, March 10, 2018
Volunteer Check-In: 8:30 AM
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Meet at Westwind Park (2455 E. Riverside Drive)

Please bring shovels, gloves, close-toed shoes, and water

For questions, contact Brian Robey, Inland Empire Resource Conservation District Project Manager brobey@iercd.org or (909) 283-7777

Become a Tree Steward!

Become a Tree Steward!

By admin on February 17, 2018

165 neighborhood trees are coming to the City of Ontario!

Help us kick off this year’s DNA Initiative early by volunteering to lead tree planting efforts in your community!

  • Attend a Tree Steward training workshop and earn a Tree Steward Certificate.
  • Learn about planting trees and watering trees!
  • Be a volunteer leader during California Arbor Week.

Sign up for our tree steward workshop!

When: Saturday, February 17, 2018 – 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Where: Westwind Community Center, located at 2455 E. Riverside Drive.
Contact: Brian Robey, Inland Empire Resource Conservation District Project Manager
brobey@iercd.org or (909) 283-7777

Workshop attendees must commit to being a volunteer leader on Arbor Day.
Lunch provided by the Inland Empire Resource Conservation District.

Find out more at www.investfromthegroundup.org/circle2-0

Euclid Avenue Parkway Clean Up Day

Euclid Avenue Parkway Clean Up Day

By admin on November 4, 2017

Help the Ontario, California community get ready for Christmas On Euclid.

Ontario, California’s Euclid Avenue is need of a few volunteers ahead of the ‘Christmas on Euclid’ celebration.

On Saturday November 4, 2017 please join Ontario residents and ‘Christmas on Euclid’ fans alike as they prepare Euclid Avenue for decorations.

Details:

  • Volunteers are need to clear the oak tree seed pods in the parkway ahead of installing decorations and iconic scenes
  • Starts at 8:00 am
  • NOTE: Volunteers are starting at Euclid Ave & D Street
  • Breakfast provided for RSVPs

Your Impact:

You are making it possible for families from all over the region to experience an enjoyable holiday season. Check out the 2016 Christmas On Euclid Experience.

About Christmas on Euclid Experience:

In 1922, a tree growing in the old city hall park on South Euclid Avenue and Emporia was decorated by Ontario firemen with 125 colored electric lights, 900 square feet of cotton batting for a snow effect, and 2200 feet of decorations.

A program in the park was given on December 23rd with singing Santa Claus handing gifts of candy to the children. It was such a success that the next day the program was given again. For the next four years the program was repeated during the Christmas season.

More information can be read at http://christmasoneuclid.com/about-us/

About the Lampkin Foundation:

The Lampkin Foundation was established to create positive opportunities and change for individuals, communities, and environments. Our goal is to sponsor and create programs and initiatives that lead to the development of stronger communities and positively impact individuals wanting to lead happier and healthier lives. The Lampkin Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization operating programs throughout California that have a significant impact in a wide range of issue areas, including education, economic development, climate change research, health and wellness, and providing healthy alternatives for underserved communities.

Additional information on the Lampkin Foundation, it’s programs, and its volunteers is available at www.lampkinfoundation.org or you may contact us at (909) 906-3064 if you have any questions.

Join Our Volunteer Registry

Join Our Volunteer Registry

By admin in D'Andre D. Lampkin Foundation on October 27, 2017

Disaster to Resilience: the difference is YOU! We have recently updated our Volunteer Registry. Our new application allows for our community of volunteers to include any information that may be useful during outreach efforts in and around your community. Information such as special skills, work information, and credentials are useful when forming teams of volunteers to fulfill specific missions.