Numbers show success for Spokane Gives Week | Community Spirit
From the City of Spokane:
The first Spokane Gives Week engaged more than 7,000 volunteers, who donated and packed food, beautified streets and public spaces, and helped with facilities cleanup and repair, Spokane Mayor David Condon announced today.
Condon also recognized three groups and an individual that set a high standard for volunteerism and exceeded expectations. STCU earned recognition as an outstanding corporate partner for organizing more than 200 volunteers; the Inland Northwest Council of the Boy Scouts of America earned the community partner award for planting 4,200 ponderosa pines; the Logan Neighborhood and Gonzaga Student Body Association earned the neighborhood award for its partners in beautifying one of Spokane’s iconic neighborhoods; and Juanita McBride earned the Tony Antonucci individual award for her work as a long-time library volunteer. Antonucci is a Spokane advocate for giving and random acts of kindness.
“This year was a great success because of the volunteers,” Condon said. “It has been an honor to work with these great volunteers and the thousands of others who gave their time this year.”
During the week from April 12-19, Spokane Gives Week:
- Engaged 85 organizations
- Involved 7,024 volunteers
- Organized 106 events
- Logged more than 28,432 hours
- Donated and packaged 198,482 pounds of food, which translates into tens of thousands of meals for Spokane families
“Volunteers across our community made that possible,” Condon said. “The impact on our community was significant.”