LANCASTER – The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors are strongly encouraging residents countywide to participate in the 11th Annual César Chávez Community Service Week by volunteering at county public libraries, local food banks, and homeless shelters.
This year’s César Chávez Community Service Week takes place from March 26 through March 30.
“César Chávez is an American hero not only for his accomplishments as a labor organizer but as a civil rights leader and non-violent protestor,” said County Supervisor Gloria Molina. “César Chávez dedicated his life to improving the conditions of workers who harvest the food which feeds our nation. Cesar Chavez exemplified what it means to be an American through his lifelong commitment to democracy, justice, and dignity for working people.”
The first César E. Chávez Day was adopted by the State Legislature in 2001. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors declared the first César E. Chávez Community Service Week in 2002.
The Lancaster Library will be participating in the César Chávez Community Service Week. Volunteer assignments for residents looking to serve their community include homework help, story time reading, sorting, straightening, cleaning books, and craft preparation.
The Lancaster Library is located at 601 W. Lancaster Blvd. and is open from 2-5 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday. Call 661-948-5029 for more information.
Read more about labor leader and civil rights activist César E. Chávez here.