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Walnut Creek Community Service Day: October 13, 2018 (9:00am-12:00pm)

We are currently looking for volunteers to help with the Walnut Acres Elementary School Beautification Projects selected for this year's City of Walnut Creek Community Service Day. All ages and abilities are welcome! Check out the details below and visit the City's website for more information. 

Location details: Meet by quad in front of main office by 8:45 am                                                   
Ages: All ages (under 12 with adult)                                                                                                 Projects: beautification/gardening; repaint map on playground & buddy benches; paint a red cross on one shed; clean up books in library                                                                                                  
Physical requirements: Ability to bend, stoop, pull weeds, pick up trash, and use simple gardening  tools. For library project, ability to organize books back on shelves.                                                               
Other requirements: Please wear closed-toe shoes and a hat.                                                           
Please bring: Gardening tools, paint brushes, and masking tape; work gloves, hat, sunscreen, water; reading glasses, if working in library

If you have any questions about Community Service Day and/or the proposed Walnut Acres Beautification Projects or are interested in volunteering, please email

Upcoming Community Service Drives and Events

Toy and Clothing Drive: December 3-7, 2018 

Every holiday season Walnut Acres reaches out to the larger community with our Annual Toy and Clothing Drive benefiting Shore Acres Elementary School. We will be accepting donations of gently used toys and clothing December 3rd to 7th in front of the office.   

All sizes and types of clothing (except undergarments) for infants to adults are requested as well as toys and books. We kindly ask that clothing be free of stains and tears. As a guide, donate only what you would be comfortable giving to a friend.  

We also need volunteers (adults and students) to assist in sorting donations and delivering the donations to Shore AcresWatch for the Konstella announcement to sign-up to volunteer to sort and/or deliver donations.

Food Drive benefiting MDUSD HOPE Pantry: March 18-22, 2019

Please help us collect nonperishable “Open and Eat” food items for the MDUSD HOPE Food Pantry.  


MDUSD Homeless Outreach Program for Education (HOPE) is a district-wide program serving legally homeless children and their families. HOPE offers assistance with transportation to/from school, meals, and assistance to obtain health care and needed services. The Food Pantry provides food to many families in need within our school district. 


Drop off your items in the collection bins in front of the school office  Monday March 18th thru Friday March 22nd. 

Darcie Jones Book Drive: May 13-17, 2019
This community service drive was named after Darcie Jones, a Walnut Acres parent who started a book drive in the Spring of 1994 to benefit the summer reading program at Meadow Homes Elementary School in Concord. After 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 Elementary School. 

Please help us continue this tradition of collecting new and gently used books to benefit the Meadow Homes Elementary School summer reading program. Drop off your books in the collection bins in front of the school office Monday May 13th thru Friday May 17th.

Open House Festival Bake Sale benefiting MDUSD HOPE: May 23, 2019
Bake Sale will be held at the Open House Festival, May 23th,  with all proceeds benefiting the Mt. Diablo Unified School District (MDUSD)  Homeless Outreach Program for Education (HOPE). HOPE is a district-wide program serving legally homeless children and their families. HOPE offers assistance with transportation to/from school, meals, and assistance obtaining health care and other services. 

Bakers, we need your help supplying delicious goodies! Non-bakers, we need your help selling! Watch for the Konstella announcement to sign up to bring baked goods or work a shift at the Bake Sale.

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!


Past Community Service Activities

Donations for Victims of Hurricane Harvey, September 2017

Jaguar Day Community Service Sign-Ups, August 2018

Community Service,
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