For Yelp in Maine every season is a season of giving! Once a month our community connects with a local non-profit for a day of hands-on volunteerism. We call this #YelpHelps! This past year has been an incredible journey and we can’t believe it’s already coming to an end. Check out the fantastic community service days we had this past autumn…
To kick-off our autumnal season of volunteerism we deseeded close to a thousand pumpkins for the Camp Sunshine Pumpkin Festival at LL Bean. Despite the dreary weather, folks still came out to carve their own gourds and partake in some fall fun for the whole family. To take a peek at our talented volunteers peruse the reviews and photos here.
Rebecca A: “This was a fun afternoon, slinging pumpkin guts. I definitely left covered in goo and smelling like a jack o lantern…. There was lots of people there to suport this great cause and was a beuatiful sight when lit up later that night.”
Another seasonally appropriate volunteerism day happened with our friends at Bayview Heights (part of the Volunteers of America Northern New England family) in November. We spent a Saturday morning making Thanksgiving crafts, singing along with Carmine Terrracciano who preformed songs from the 40’s through the 70’s, and raking leaves. Photos and reviews from the day can be found here.
Courtney C: “I had so much fun at this months Yelp Helps! Didn’t even feel like volunteering because we were making crafts and singing along with the great people at Bayview Heights.”
We end each year of #YelpHelps with the Animal Refuge League’s annual Holiday Open House. This year it took place at their brand new facility where hundreds of people came out for a tour, a visit with the animals (many of which were adopted that day!), and to purchase trees, wreaths, baked goods, and crafts all in support of the amazing work ARLGP is doing. Check out the reviews and photos here!
Rachel D: “We collected SO many donations (to) fill a van + extra! It’s amazing what folks donated for the animals. Can’t wait to help out again next year.”
#YelpHelps is a wonderful way to get involved with the local community, meet like-minded people, and explore new places.It #feelsgoodtodogood, so we encourage you to join us as we continue our journey of giving back one month at a time into the new year! All you have to do is RSVP here and you’re on your way.