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Bergen Volunteer Center Partners With MEVO For Family Volunteer Day

Mahwah Environmental Volunteer Organization volunteers
Mahwah Environmental Volunteer Organization volunteers Photo Credit: courtesy of Eric Fuchs-Stengel

HACKENSACK, N.J. -- The Bergen Volunteer Center, based in Hackensack, is again partnering with the Mahwah Environmental Volunteers Organization to bring Family Volunteer Day at the Fresh Root Farm, on Sunday, May 22.

"Families of all shapes, sizes and ages will work together to strengthen family relationships and teach kids such values as kindness, empathy and respect for others," organizers note. "More importantly, it teaches them that happiness is not dependent on what we have. Families can give their time and talent to those in need and show kids that you as a family value community service."

Families will be planting a hundred plus rows of plants; helping to prepare for building of a greenhouse, trellises and a lean-to; and collecting bee food. There will be arts and crafts for the little ones, and on-site activities for all ages.

Organizers advise to wear plenty of sunscreen and perhaps a hat, comfortable closed-toed shoes and clothes you don't mind potentially getting dirty. Bring a rake, shovel and gardening gloves.

Pre-registration is required. There's a $5 fee for those over 3. The event includes lunch, refreshments and an event t-shirt. The event will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Fresh Roots Educational Farm, in Mahwah.

For more info about the event, call Melissa LaRobardier at 201-489-9454, ext. 206, or email For more info on the Bergen Volunteer Center, visit its website or follow it on Facebook.

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