Saturday is Lowell Give Back Day

There a multitude of events this spring in which ordinary people come together to help each other and to help the community. One such event is Lowell Give Back Day which happens this coming Saturday, May 12, 2012. Here’s how its organizers describe Lowell Give Back Day:

A community project brought into existence by the amazing Lowell, MA community! This project give everyone in the Lowell the opportunity to know they too make a difference. Margaret Mead says it best “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” You make a difference!

Here’s the full schedule from the event website:

Lowell Give Back Day
Saturday May 12, 2012

8:00 am – Kick Off Rally at City Hall – Mayor Patrick Murphy speaking! Free Coffee and Donuts!!

9:00-10:00 am – Free Yoga by Diana Davis at Umass Lowell Rec Center Lawn – Free Massages to follow (you won’t want to miss it!) (Sign up here!)

10:30-12:00 pm – Lowell Sprouts Community Garden Workday- Planting, Mulching and Clean up at Butler Middle School (Volunteer Here)

11:00 am-1:00 pm – Community Street Clean up on University Ave, Suppa’s provided to Volunteers! (Volunteer Here)

2:00-3:30 pm – Sheehy Park Clean up (across from the Hess Station near Umass South Campus) Supplies and Food Provided! (Volunteer Here)

3:30-5:00 pm – Community Garden at Rotary Park Workday with Mill City Grows (Volunteer Here)

Charity Kickball Tournament at UMass Fields – 12:00 pm until winner announced contact Meghan Flynn at for team registration!

All Day Events

Free Bike Tune Ups at UMass Lowell Rec Center Lawn – 10:00am-5:00pm (Sign your bike up here!)
Catie’s Closet drop offs at Butler Middle School/University Ave/Riverside Park/Rotary Park at time of Scheduled event!
Canal Clean up is happening by the Canalwaters Cleaners 9am to noon!
Community Gardens Greenhouse Plant Sale- Contact Deb Harding at 978-761-5902.

Also don’t miss the Give Back Day Cashmob and Networking Event May 1st, 2012 6-8pm (Location to be announced!!)

For more information email Kimberly Jackson at or call 479-713-0798!