Yorkville, IL—On Saturday, September 15, 2012, hundreds of teenagers from Yorkville and the surrounding area will converge on a local neighborhood to bring help and hope to our citizens in need. They will unite to work on projects such as painting, minor home repairs, landscaping, cleaning and beautifying city blocks, alleyways, and parks, planting community gardens, removing graffiti, and cleaning vacant lots.
Known as “The Big Day of Serving,” this massive joint effort is organized by Group Mission Trips—a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Group Mission Trips provides dynamic opportunities including service events that help children, youth, and adults connect with Jesus Christ while serving people in his name. It is a part of a new movement of Christian teens across the country “uniting to show what it means to be the hands and feet of Jesus.” Group is interdenominational, focusing on the core beliefs that bring Christians together.
Since 1977, Group has hosted nearly a quarter of a million participants and provided more than six million hours of volunteer service directly to people in need, making a real difference by serving elderly and disadvantaged people while also having fun working with friends and meeting other teens from the area.
In anticipation of The Big Day of Serving, Yorkville’s community director, Bill Ziech, says, “I can’t wait to not just see how the community is renovated, but also to see how lives are transformed in this process. Our team of volunteers is hard at work putting together an amazing experience for those that attend Yorkville’s Big Day of Serving.”
The Big Day of Serving
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Yorkville, IL – (800) 366-8948