The City of Dublin is pleased to announce the dates for this year’s “Dublin Pride Week” event (Saturday, April 28th through Saturday, May 5th) and is seeking volunteers to assist with several activities planned for this year. Dublin Pride Week is an annual event that seeks to demonstrate ways in which individuals or groups can act to improve the community and to work to improve the world through environmental awareness and volunteerism.
In 2011, approximately 350 volunteers assisted on projects throughout the community, ranging from helping seniors with household maintenance and yard work, to elementary and middle school beautification projects, such as painting and landscape work. Additionally, volunteers participated in a number of clean up projects around the City.
“Dublin Pride Week is a great tradition that speaks to the very character of our community,” said Mayor Tim Sbranti. “This program demonstrates that, through volunteerism and environmental stewardship, residents can truly impact and make a difference in the City.”
The program encourages youth participation and hosts an annual poster contest to engage youth in the event. This year’s Dublin Pride Week posters will feature the artwork of Farhan Karuvally, a 2nd grader at Dougherty Elementary School, whose artwork is titled – “Planet Dublin, Heaven is a Place on Earth.” Additionally, several faith-based groups and service organizations will assist in providing volunteers and support for the event.
Residents and groups interested in volunteering can visit the Pride Week website at www.dublinprideweek.com or call (925) 833-6650.