The spirit of giving at Marley Park–why it’s good to give back

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. – Winston Churchill

More than a place to live, Marley Park is a place to thrive. It’s a place to not only put down roots, but also branch out into the community to learn, to grow, and to give.

This is a place designed for philanthropy and neighborly connection. Everywhere you look in and around Marley Park, there are opportunities to give your time and talent, and the best way to give is alongside your friends and neighbors.

Giving keeps us grounded, it ignites within us a sense of compassion and empathy, and it just plain makes our community a better place to live.

When you find opportunities to volunteer, you can also become connected with people you may never have met in your daily grind. Plus, giving makes you feel good. It’s quite a powerful moment when you expect nothing in return other than the realization that you’ve made a positive impact on someone’s life.

We hope as a resident of Marley Park that you also get inspired to give back in ways big and small. We’ve rounded up just a few of the philanthropic opportunities already on the books, and if you don’t see something here that excites you, we hope you become inspired to start your own club, volunteer crew, or non-profit organization.

Marley Park Matters: Philanthropy Focus Group

With input from neighbors, the Philanthropic Focus Group organizes a variety of opportunities for residents to give back and get involved, including donation drives for local non-profit organizations and various opportunities for individuals and families to volunteer. Contact Valerie Jackson to join.

Concert for a Cause

An evening of fun, food, music and giving back. This “food-raiser” benefits the Valley View Community Food Bank.

Bingo for a Cause

Neighbors have a grand time playing bingo, especially when it helps to raise money for the non-profit A New Leaf.

Charity drives

Yearly donation drives including the Revive School Drive. Revive donations benefit seven Title 1 schools in the Dysart Unified School District.

Community Cares

Bringing neighbors together to build a supportive community through three pay-it-forward programs: Get Well Meals, Military Support and Stork Visits. Contact Christie Giannetto to get involved.

Giving doesn’t need to happen on a grand scale.

There are many chances to give in simple, yet very meaningful ways, such as bringing a meal to neighbors welcoming a new baby, offering to help pull weeds for a neighbor who has been ill or traveling, watching a neighbor’s beloved pet while he or she is out of town, or bringing over a fresh batch of cookies to a neighbor who just needs an extra smile.

There are opportunities to give popping up each week, so make sure to stay connected with us via this website and the resident e-newsletters from Marley Park Community Life.

What e-newsletter you say? Register for resident access to the website and we’ll add you to the e-newsletter list. Contact us if you have questions.