David Condon

Spokane Gives Week returns

David Condon, Mayor, No Phone Number Available

Monday, February 9, 2015 at 10 a.m.

I truly believe that Spokane is the most compassionate community in America. Our goal for this year's Spokane Gives Week is to grow the number of events, volunteers and hours as we prove this to the rest of the country.

The 2nd annual Spokane Gives Week, part of the Compassionate Spokane Initiative, kicks off on April 25 and runs through the following weekend. We will once again engage nonprofit organizations, businesses and individuals in the community-wide initiative designed to encourage year-round volunteerism.

Last year was incredible. More than 7,000 Spokane Gives Week volunteers logged 28,400 hours at 106 events in support of our community.

This year, the City will again partner with Spokane County United Way to match volunteers with projects. To learn more, visit SpokaneGives.org. It provides a place for organizations to post projects, volunteers to find projects that fit their interests and passions, and track volunteer hours.

Spokane Gives Week will launch April 25 with Cleaning From the Core (CFTC), a huge day of volunteering that focuses on cleaning up and beautifying our Downtown. Projects include picking up trash along the Spokane River, planting, removing graffiti, and more. Check back with SpokaneCity.org in the coming weeks to learn how you can get involved.

Whether you want to take part in CFTC or other volunteer opportunities, join us and your neighbors for Spokane Gives Week!

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