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Current and Planned Community Service Projects

Help for Northern California Fire Victims

One of our parents, Lysandre Lavoie, initiated a collection of supplies to take to evacuation centers in Napa and Sonoma Counties following the devastating fires. Several other people offered to help collect, store, and transport items to evacuation centers and ended up making trips every day last week! Thank you to the Walnut Acres Community for your generosity and to Lysandre for getting evrything where it needed to go! 

As the situation continues to evolve, the needs for donations in evacuation centers are shifting. Most places are starting to ask for gift cards ONLY. If you wish to make gift card or cash donations, please go online to research charities in the area that can best provide and manage those types of donations and donate through them.

In the meantime, Lysandre is working on a project to pair Walnut Acres with 1-2 schools that have been affected by the fires as the reconstruction process begins. This will be a great time to get the kids involved and get creative! There will be more information posted on this effort as it develops.  

Walnut Creek Community Service Day 2017


Per the City of Walnut Creek, all outdoor Community Service Day projects on Saturday October 14th are cancelled due to poor air quality conditions. Efforts to reschedule and accomplish the planned Landscaping Beautification and Map and Checkerboard Repainting projects at Walnut Acres will be discussed at a later date. 

Thanks to everyone who was planning to volunteer on Saturday at Walnut Acres. You can still volunteer for any of the projects that are taking place indoors. Visit the City of Walnut Creek's  Community Service Day website for more details.

Questions? Contact Courtney Wasserman at  

Community Service Drives in 2017-18

Toy and Clothing Drive: December 4th through 8th

Food Drive:  April 16th through April 20th

Darcie Jones Book Drive:  May 14th to May 18th

Darcie Jones Book Drive 

This book drive was named after Darcie Jones, a Walnut Acres parent who started a book drive in the Spring of 1994 to benefit Meadow Homes Elementary School in Concord. She died of cancer on December 31, 1996. The PFC renamed the book drive "The Darcie Jones Book Drive" and planted a tree outside the 3rd grade wing in honor of all that she had contributed to Walnut Acres.

If you have any questions or are interested in helping with any of the above Walnut Acres Community Service activities, please email us at for more information.

Thank you!


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Sep 8, 2017, 3:44 PM
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Oct 10, 2017, 2:33 PM