Leaf Raking for Seniors

Event details

  • Friday | November 5, 2021 to Sunday | November 21, 2021
  • 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Menomonee Falls Community Education and Recreation Center W152 N8645 Margaret Rd Menomonee Falls, WI 53051

Using 2020’s recipe for success, our leaf-raking teams were able to triumph over Mother Nature again in 2021!

Starting November 6th, seven youth organizations completed raking the yards of 22 senior citizen residents over a two-week period ending the weekend of November 20th.

Over 250 volunteers from Cub Scouts Pack 109, Falls Angels, Junior Phoenix Baseball, Junior Optimist Club, MFHS National Honor Society, Kindness for Kaden & The MFHS Student Council coordinated timing with the residents, organized leaf-haulers when required, and generally had some fun!

Special thanks to Mike Russell and Ed Schlumpf who were able to lend a hand—and their trucks/trailers—to help transport leaves to Shady Lane Greenhouses.  Your willingness to help is much appreciated!

The Optimist Club received donations of $975 that we shared with the youth organizations.  The Optimist Club Board approved a donation of a matching $975 so that the teams split a total of $1,950.

As he has for the past few years, Karl Hornung at Shady Lane Greenhouses graciously allowed us to dump leaves at his facility so that we avoided Orchard Ridge dumping fees.  Please consider Shady Lane if you are in the market for plants!

We look forward to more success in 2022!


2020 Leaf Raking pics


Leaf Raking for Seniors Co-Chairs: Jason Husslein and John Yusko