Beautifying Our Community, One Neighborhood Garden at a Time

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PUBLISHED AUGUST 25, 2018

What a transformation! Our associates from various departments recently gathered for a day of volunteering to create an edible garden for the new Boys & Girls Club site within the historic William Mead Homes.

The William Mead garden apartment complex has served low-income families in the Los Angeles Mission Junction neighborhood for generations since 1942. The addition of a new Boys & Girls Club represents a new layer of critical services for the community’s residents such as afterschool programming and more.

In partnership with United Way of Greater Los Angeles, our volunteers helped to build a garden for the complex, including pulling and raking weeds, building raised beds, installing soil and compost, and painting custom “Community Garden” signs. The Boys and Girls Club students also enthusiastically helped to plant the garden’s very first vegetable plants and herbs.

These students now have a garden to call their own, and we are grateful for our volunteers’ dedication to the community which make this all possible. Thank you!