2017 Day of Service Location Announced

Posted on Jun 22, 2017 in Events, news

2017 Day of Service to benefit On With Life Patients
and Their Families in Ankeny

The fifth annual INLA Service Day date has been announced! On September 13, 2017 the Iowa Nursery & Landscape Association will help On With Life, Inc. complete their therapeutic grounds project

“Currently, On With Life is lacking an outdoor environment for those in rehabilitation and their family members. We have limited outdoor areas for persons served to explore, places that a young parent can play with his or her child, or places where families can relax and have respite from the challenges of their new normal. In addition, the outdoor grounds at On With Life are almost entirely undeveloped and inadequate for delivering therapy, with very few hard surfaces suitable for wheelchairs.”

On With Life plans to transform 1.5 acres of green space into multi-faceted outdoor ADA-accessible therapeutic grounds over the next two years. You can make a donation by visiting them online or contacting their Foundation at 515-289-9611 or by email.

To volunteer during the INLA Day of Service please contact Joan O’Brien 515-262-8323 or joano@agribiz.org.

 

Our 2016 Project

We had a great group of volunteers at the Iowa Arboretum in Ames last year!  Students from Kirkwood and DMACC participated in the service day, they revamped their entrance sign area, adding pavers, mulch and creating a flagstone pathway and center piece connecting the new one room school house and children’s garden, and Landscaping the school house, complete with proper rain garden for drainage, period appropriate plants, and mulch. Read more about our 2016 project here>>>, view photos, watch the coverage on the Agribusiness report on WHO-TV.

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