Governor McAuliffe issused a proclamation today asking all citizens of Virginia to commit to serving one another this fall during Day to Serve. The amount of time and energy given by the great people of Virginia has been remarkable each Day to Serve period and we love seeing what all Virginia will do this year for Day to Serve!
Virginia Issues Day to Serve Proclamation 2017
Governor McAuliffe issues Day to Serve proclamation for 2016
By virtue of the authority vested by the Constitution of Virginia in the Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, there is hereby officially recognized:
DAY TO SERVE 2016
WHEREAS, Virginians are encouraged to make an intentional and united effort to serve their communities; and
WHEREAS, the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, approved by Congress and enacted into law on April 21, 2009, requested September 11 to be observed as an annual "National Day of Service and Remembrance"; and
WHEREAS, "Day to Serve" is an annual event that transcends political and religious differences to unite people of all faiths, races, cultures and backgrounds with a shared goal of helping those in need; and
WHEREAS, the Virginia General Assembly unanimously passed a resolution to designate each day from September 11 to October 11 in 2015 and in each succeeding year as a Day to Serve in Virginia; and
WHEREAS, between September 11 and October 11, Virginians are encouraged to make a concerted effort to feed the hungry, clean up neighborhoods, and improve communities by recognizing and participating in "Day to Serve" activities; and
WHEREAS, the Virginia Office on Volunteerism and Community Service will host its annual Conference on Volunteerism and Service on September 30 and October 1 in Roanoke and has incorporated numerous service projects throughout the Roanoke area; and
WHEREAS, numerous service projects are being planned throughout the Commonwealth between September 11 and October 11; and
WHEREAS, all citizens, faith groups, businesses and community organizations arc invited to support and participate in community efforts to collect food, plant trees, clean up neighborhoods and parks, and address critical needs in their own backyards; and
WHEREAS, Virginians will join with residents of Maryland, West Virginia and the District of Columbia in participating in "Day to Serve" activities;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terence R. McAuliffe, do hereby recognize September 11, 2016, as DAY TO SERVE 2016 in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.
2016 Mini-Grants Available for Day to Serve!
The Virginia Service Foundation is now accepting applications for 2016 Service Project Mini-Grants. Qualifying organizations may be eligible for an award of up to $250 to use towards hosting a service project between September 10-October 11, 2016. These projects must be associated with either Day to Serve or 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance. A limited number of grants are available and applications will be scored based on project scope and community benefits.
Day to Serve 2015 results
The results were tremendous this year for Day to Serve in Virginia. Virginians came out in record numbers to improve their communities!
Virginia General Assembly issues Day to Serve Resolution for 2015
House Resolution -- Day to Serve
Designating each day from September 11 to October 11, in 2015 and in each succeeding year, as a Day to Serve in Virginia.
WHEREAS, volunteer efforts strengthen and enrich communities throughout the Commonwealth, and Virginia’s volunteers are selfless, energetic, creative, passionate, and professional; and
WHEREAS, The Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, approved by Congress and enacted into law on April 21, 2009, designated September 11 to be observed as an annual National Day of Service and Remembrance; and
WHEREAS, Day to Serve is an annual event that transcends political and religious differences to unite people of all faiths, races, cultures, beliefs, and backgrounds with a shared goal of helping those in need and improving their communities; and
WHEREAS, Day to Serve is designed to foster volunteerism and community service; on September 11, 2015, numerous service projects will take place throughout the Commonwealth, many of which will last into October; and
WHEREAS, on a Day to Serve, individuals, faith groups, businesses, government agencies, and organizations throughout the Commonwealth are invited to support, participate in, or organize local projects to enhance their communities and help those in need; and
WHEREAS, all Virginians are encouraged to offer their time and talents within their communities and make an ongoing commitment to service throughout the year; and
WHEREAS, the residents of the Commonwealth will join with residents of Maryland, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C., in participating in Day to Serve; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, the Senate concurring, That the General Assembly designate each day from September 11 to October 11, in 2015 and in each succeeding year, as a Day to Serve in Virginia; and, be it
RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates transmit a copy of this resolution to the director of Day to Serve so that members of the organization may be apprised of the sense of the General Assembly of Virginia in this matter; and, be it
RESOLVED FINALLY, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates post the designation of this day on the General Assembly’s website