THE WORK GOES ON…….

Landscaping Project Completed

If you have been out to the center, you may have noticed the new beautiful landscaping that has certainly enhanced the look of the place.  Five new planter beds were installed over the past few weeks to break up the “moonscape”.  The project was the work of numerous individuals and companies.  Garden Lights Landscape Design, located in Orinda, provided the landscape plan for the beds pro bono.  Lopez Landscaping came in and prepared the beds and installed the irrigation system well below cost.    A big thank you goes out to our board member, Leslie DeBoer and her friend, Pam Winther, who is a landscape architect.  They were able to secure all the plants we needed at wholesale.

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Week of Caring 2012

  Xenophon was fortunate to be one of hundreds of non-profits who benefitted from Week of Caring this past week.  Once again, the Volunteer Center of the East Bay and Chevron, banded together to bring non-profits and corporate employees together.  The Volunteer Center coordinated projects amongst the non-profits and different companies from around the East Bay provided the labor by giving their employees time off work to come and help.

We had 14 Chevron employees arrive on September 12th.  In just 4 hours they installed a wheelchair path from our 2 handicapped parking spaces, across 50 feet of driveway to the mounting ramp.  The labor involved heavy digging and carting wheelbarrow after wheelbarrow of rock back and forth.  What they accomplished was truly amazing.  In additon, the group managed to paint our entire arena fencing.  Thank you, Chevron for your hard work.  Our parents are thrilled, as are we!

Xenophon was fortunate to be one of hundreds of non-profits who benefitted from Week of Caring this past week.  Once again, the Volunteer Center of the East Bay and Chevron, banded together to bring non-profits and corporate employees together.  The Volunteer Center coordinated projects amongst the non-profits and different companies from around the East Bay provided the labor by giving their employees time off work to come and help.

We had 14 Chevron employees arrive on September 12th.  In just 4 hours they installed a wheelchair path from our 2 handicapped parking spaces, across 50 feet of driveway to the mounting ramp.  The labor involved heavy digging and carting wheelbarrow after wheelbarrow of rock back and forth.  What they accomplished was truly amazing.  In additon, the group managed to paint our entire arena fencing.  Thank you, Chevron for your hard work.  Our parents are thrilled, as are we!

PG&E Lends a Hand:
The project could not have been completed without the many hands it took to dig the holes, plant the plants, install the landscape fabric and then shovel and install the mulch.  On August 29, a wonderful crew from PG&E came in and worked for an entire day at the center.  They completed the planting of 3 large beds and put down a great deal of the landscape fabric.  We are grateful to PG&E for the long standing relationship they have had with Xenophon,, from the ability to lease the land to their sponsorship of our gala.  A big thank you to Mark Caron, one of our board members, and his team from PG&E who provided all the helping hands.

Chevron Joins In:
Last, but certainly not least, a wonderful group from Chevron arrived on September 5th and in one afternoon managed to complete the plantings of the final two beds, finish off the landscape fabric and put the mulch in all 5 beds.   This group from Chevron has come to do projects as Xenophon for over 8 years.  They built our deck, the run-in shed on the hill, installed fencing, and painted more buildings and fences than we can count.  In addition, they have supported us as sponsors and attendees at our annual gala.   Thank you to Louie Ehrlich, and his group for their continual support.

 

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