Fall is a beautiful time of year in the city of trees; the multi-colored leaves above our heads are a sight to behold. During late fall, the city of trees turns into the city of leaves; these leaves pose a problem for many senior and disabled residents who are unable to rake and bag them.
Over the past 27 years, with the help of more than 122,200 volunteers, Neighborhood Housing Services has organized one of the largest community events in the state of Idaho, Rake Up Boise™.
Nearly 3.5 million pounds of biodegradable leaf bags have been collected and composted over the last 27 years. That's about 1200 tons of waste kept out of the landfill and used for various city and county sites.
Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor:
Thank you to our Corporate Sponsors:
A great big
to our 5,764
During Rake Up Boise 2012 volunteers raked 705 yards and filled over 17,000 bags with leaves!
Comments from Rake Up Boise recipients:
"Thank you for providing this wonderful service. My family were "rakers" for many years, but I never truly realized how much it means until I became unable to do (my yard) myself last year."
"There are some perks to being a senior citizen! Saturday morning a crew of at least 15 showed up. They were here for a couple of hours and filled 35 bags with leaves - even cleaned the gutters!! I surely appreciate the help as it would have taken me days to accomplish what they did. My crew was from Idaho Physicians Network. Thanks to NHS for sponsoring this."
For information on how you can take part in Rake Up Boise in the future please contact Gina Lyon at email@example.com or call 208-258-6222.