Thank You Berkeley Project Volunteers!

On Saturday October 26th, about 30 students from UC Berkeley came to BOSS’s Ursula Sherman Village program as part of an annual community service initiative called The Berkeley Project.

The Berkeley Project has partnered with BOSS several times in past years – from facility maintenance to gardening to cleaning. Students are always incredibly hard working and good natured, and get a ton of work done. Their efforts this year helped BOSS’s West Berkeley shelter and housing program that serves over 100 homeless men, women, and children every night.

Volunteers cleaned the walk-in refrigerator and freezer and moved a deep freezer not currently being used. The BOSS Food Services Program makes two meals per day for the 100 residents, as well as meals for Casa Maria in Oakland that are delivered there daily, the kitchen team was so grateful for this help!

Volunteers also painted exterior window pane, and cleaned the entire block, both sides of the street. They also cleaned up the heavily used Children’s Learning Center, and picked up trash.  Village Chef Jackie Brooks provided bag lunches for all volunteers.

“Those guys were magnificent,” said Che L. Hoskins, Village Site Coordinator. “The event went well – way to go!”.

Thank you, The Berkeley Project!!!

To volunteer at Ursula Sherman Village or learn about other volunteer opportunities, contact Sonja Fitz, Director of Development & Communication, sfitz@self-sufficiency.org, 510.649.1930 x 1008.