What do you get when you bring together hundreds of selfless citizens willing to give of their time and energies, out of sheer love for their community?

...you get Love Ripon, a town-wide volunteer event where locals with differing abilities and passions participate in various service projects for the betterment of their city.  There are volunteer opportunities for people of all ages, physical abilities, and experiences... each working towards giving back to the city and its people. This last year, over 550 volunteers gathered together to tackle projects all over town! They removed graffiti from the bridge, cleaned up trash at the river, painted over 100 fire hydrants, beautified 6 schools with paint & plants, spread bark at 4 city parks, painted a house for a family in need, cleaned 2 yards, worked in 2 of our community gardens, helped at Triple H Youth Ranch, and even hosted a blood drive.  In addition, they shared the love with our military, Bethany Home, Ripon Consolidated Fire District, and Ripon Police Department.

Ripon is a community founded upon consideration, fellowship, and most importantly, service. Therefore, join us in looking for ways to serve this community!  Whether through our annual Love Ripon event, or with a small group of friends, make an effort to be a helping hand and keep up the fight to keep Ripon the "Jewel of the Valley!"

Any questions you have, please email us: info@loveripon.com


Here are some of the stories:

"I participated in my first ever Love Ripon project, and it was awesome!"

"I admire the mere fact that it's the community coming together, giving back, all in one day, in one big group. There was definitely a special camaraderie as we worked side by side."

“What a day! I think yesterday was probably the biggest special event day our city has ever had.”

“Congratulations to a successful day! It is the efforts of the community that can change a community!”

"I love our community!"

"I don't believe that I was ever able to recognize or appreciate all of the time and effort that goes into keeping our little town of Ripon polished and pristine."

“This is love, living in the way God commanded us to live. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is this: live a life of love.” 2 John 6

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