Project Leaf is back

Last year, 55 Bay Village homes had their yards tidied by approximately 100 Village Project volunteers.

Autumn is such a spectacular season in leafy Bay Village, and we’re certainly enjoying the peak of its glorious colors right now. But even as we enjoy the beauty, we can’t help but notice that those falling leaves are beginning to pile up in yards around town. Project Leaf to the rescue! For the third year in a row, Village Project is offering to rake leaves for local residents and make their fall season a little less back-breaking in exchange for donations to help the organization continue its work. 

Project Leaf will be held on Saturday, Nov. 7, from 1-5 p.m. for homes in Bay Village only. The rain date will be Nov. 8. Suggested donations are $40 and up, with donations in excess of $40 qualifying as tax deductible. Donations will be collected by volunteers when the raking has been completed. Sign up today for your yard to be included.

A large event of this kind requires many, helping hands. Are you looking to get more involved in the community? The Village Project is also seeking volunteers to provide raking and other support services for Project Leaf. Some ways you can help include being part of a team to rake yards of local homes, acting as a dispatcher, assisting with route mapping, donating food or drinks for the volunteers, and making reminder calls.

If you would like to sign up to either have your yard raked or volunteer your time to help with this worthwhile project, please register online at

Diane Frye

I am a Bay Village resident and a volunteer for Village Project. 

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Volume 7, Issue 20, Posted 10:08 AM, 10.20.2015