Letter from Mayor Callaway: HillsDOer Day Puts a Spotlight on Volunteering
by Mayor Steve Callaway
Life is so demanding that sometimes it can even feel overwhelming to commit to volunteering a single time. But it’s so important that we make the time to give back in our community, and that’s why I’m excited for HillsDOer Day, our City’s annual community-wide day of service.
HillsDOer Day makes it so easy to volunteer. Just go to Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/HillsDOer and take a look at the eight highlighted projects. You can help pack food for the food bank, revamp a church, clean up and landscape the Boys & Girls Club, paint and repair affordable homes, help beautify Shute Park, or pick up litter from a neighborhood in Downtown Hillsboro.
Everything helps. When neighbors come together and take ownership in our community, we all benefit. Whether you have just a few hours in the morning or afternoon, or you want to volunteer all day, you can make a big difference, reduce your stress levels, and increase your happiness.
Volunteers of all ages and skill levels can get involved. Students can earn service learning hours, and everyone can enjoy spending a day getting to know neighbors, and showing hometown pride. It’s no wonder HillsDOer Day’s motto is “Do good! Feel good!”
If you’ve been thinking about volunteering in Hillsboro, but haven’t found the time, I hope you will find the time and join us during the third annual HillsDoer Day on Saturday, October 7.
City of Hillsboro Mayor Steve Callaway is a vocal advocate for volunteering. To view and sign up for HillsDoer Day volunteer opportunities, visit Hillsboro-Oregon.gov/HillsDoerDay.