This inspiring day of community improvement projects in Westwood Village and the North Village is a proud Westwood tradition: a collaboration of hundreds of volunteers tackling a host of community improvement projects to enhance the charm of our city for a memorable and rewarding experience. This project is a collaboration of the UCLA Volunteer Center, Westwood Community Council, Westwood Neighborhood Council, Westwood Village Improvement Association, Bruin students and alumni, city officials, merchants, and neighbors.
The fifth annual WOMP event will bring volunteers together to remove weeds and fill in degraded street tree wells with decomposed granite to protect trees and improve public safety; repaint Westwood and North Village lamp posts and traffic poles with a fresh coat of paint; rake out sandboxes and wipe down play equipment at Aiden’s Place in Westwood Park; water potted trees and plants at Westwood Recreation Center; create Hygiene Kits for PATH (People Assisting the Homeless); write letters of appreciation to overseas U.S. service members for Operation Gratitude; present musical and educational programs at Westwood Public Library; present A Cappella musical programs to seniors at Belmont Village Westwood and Vintage Westwood Horizons; restore degraded parkways in the North Village with decomposed granite to improve public safety; install neighborhood beautification signs in the North Village; remove graffiti, stickers, weeds, and trash; and restore the “shine and sparkle” to Westwood Village and the North Village.
Volunteers are needed on Saturday, May 31 between 7:00AM-3:00PM in the Westwood Village. The event begins near the historic 1929 Janss Dome Building at Westwood Boulevard and Broxton Avenue with an Opening Ceremony and Volunteer Rally featuring L.A. City Councilmember Paul Koretz. All volunteers will receive:
- Continental Breakfast hosted by NINETHIRTY at the W, The Backyard at the W, W Los Angeles – Westwood, Stan’s Corner Donut Shoppe, Noah’s New York Bagels, Elysee Café & Bakery, Le Pain Quotidien, Corner Bakery Café, Whole Foods Market, Sprouts Farmers Market, Trader Joe’s Market, Bristol Farms, Westwood Village Farmers’ Market, Pressed Juicery, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, and others
- Volunteer Lunch hosted by Napa Valley Grille, Palomino, Chipotle Mexican Grill, California Pizza Kitchen, Veggie Grill, ShopHouse Southeast Asian Kitchen, Barbacoa Mexican Grill, Simplethings Sandwich & Pie Shop, Diddy Riese Cookies & Ice Cream, Rocket Fizz Soda Pop & Candy Shop, Ralphs Fresh Fare, and others
- WOMP 2014 Volunteer T-shirt from Urban Outfitters
Registration for WOMP 2014 is now closed.
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If you volunteered your time, talent, and passion on Saturday, May 31, 2014 at WOMP, or Westwood Organized Meaningful Projects, please complete this form to send your feedback to the WOMP Planning Committee.