Door to Door Storage Inc., a national provider of portable-storage containers and moving services, has donated the free use and transportation of storage containers to City Year Boston for its May 30th Serve-a-thon. The containers will hold supplies and equipment during this community-service event focused on revitalizing Boston-area schools, playgrounds, vacant lots, housing developments and parks. More than 1,500 volunteers will join in the effort that aims to beautify green spaces, transform schools, paint murals and provide support to community organizations.
City Year is a non-profit organization whose primary goal is to build democracy through citizen service, civic engagement, leadership development and social entrepreneurship. The program offers 17- to 24-year olds the opportunity to engage in 10 months of full-time community service. Participants come from diverse backgrounds and put their idealism to work by tutoring and mentoring school children, reclaiming public spaces, and organizing after-school programs, school vacation camps and youth corps. The Serve-a-thon was originated to raise public awareness and funds for corps members.
Founded in 1996, Door to Door has operations in more than 20 U.S. metropolitan markets.