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AARP Indiana members, volunteers to get their hands dirty in Fort Wayne

Posted on 06/21/19 by Jason Tomcsi

Join AARP members from across Fort Wayne and Bridge of Grace Compassionate Ministries to convert two vacant lots into neighborhood pocket parks!

Pocket Park rendering

This volunteer opportunity will create welcoming spaces for people of all ages to relax, play, and enjoy the outdoors. The intergenerational project includes painting public art featuring cartoon characters from different eras and utilizing reclaimed materials (pallets, tires, dirt, etc.) to construct clubhouses, stucco walls, and seating areas.

Additional volunteer activities can include landscaping, painting murals, moving supplies, filling tires, operating power tools, and more. Come get your hands dirty!

When and Where:
Tuesday, July 9, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Sign up for 7/9/19 here.

Wednesday, July 10, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Sign up for 7/10/19 here.

Saturday, July 13, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Sign up for 7/13/19 here.

Bridge of Grace Compassionate Ministries Center
5100 Gaywood Dr
Fort Wayne, IN 46806

For more information:
If you have any questions about volunteering at either of these projects, please contact Dan Domsic at or Addison Pollock at

This story is provided by AARP Indiana. Visit the AARP Indiana page for more news, events, and programs affecting retirement, health care, and more.

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