Announces “Claycord Days of Service” for Our Community

May 14, 2014 12:43 pm · 31 comments


During our weekly staff meeting at, we were chatting about serving the community. As we were brainstorming, we came up with something that will hopefully put a positive spin on a somewhat negative World.

Since gets over 1.2-million+ page views a month, we thought it would be a huge mistake if we didn’t include you in our plans. You’ve always been so thoughtful when asked to volunteer, or when we raise funds for sick kids, schools, fire victims, etc. This plan won’t cost anybody a dime, and you can include it in your daily activities. It will be so easy to do, and believe us, you will feel good about it each & every single day.

This is what we’re going to do.

Each day, we are going to ask you to do something. It’ll be something easy, and like we said, it won’t cost a thing. For instance, on Monday, we might ask you to pick up at least one piece of trash and throw it away, and on Tuesday we might ask you to smile at somebody and say “hi”. Or, we might ask you to watch your speedometer a little closer and be an alert driver. We would love for everybody to take part, but we know that’s impossible. Even if just 1,000 of you smile at a person each day, or pick up a piece of trash each day, that’s 1,000 smiles that might turn somebody’s day around or save somebody’s life, and that’s 1,000 pieces of garbage that won’t end up in our waterways.

We should all be doing these things everyday anyway, but sometimes we just need a little reminder, and this is why we came up with this idea.

We’re not looking for pictures of what you do, and we aren’t looking to give or get credit. We just want to make our community a little nicer, and more positive.

These Days of Service ideas will all just be suggestions, but hopefully some of you will include these suggestions in your daily life, and who knows, it might make all of us better people.

Sometimes we’ll repeat the ideas (like picking up trash), but we’ll try to come up with new ideas as much as possible. Also, some might not pertain to you. We might have some suggestions that have to do with BART riders, people in retail, etc.

Do you have any ideas of meaningful and easy things we could suggest that people could do each day to make a difference? Remember, we want to make these suggestions as easy as possible so more people take part in the Days of Service.

We will be posting one a day on this page, and also on the very top of the main page, below the main logo (look now).

Thank you in advance for making a difference and serving our community.

anon May 14, 2014 at 1:16 PM

I’m going to present this information: Please watch ‘Earthlings’.
It will help you.

Anon777 May 14, 2014 at 1:24 PM

Love this. Just completed my “service” for the day.

Anon May 14, 2014 at 1:30 PM

I love this plan something to make everyone part of improving our city.

Thank you

Brandon T May 14, 2014 at 1:34 PM

I think this is a great idea! I have done little things like this in my life everyday as much as possible, and its amazing he positive things that have happened since I began doing these nice little things anonymously.

I'm The Urban Spaceman May 14, 2014 at 1:42 PM

(In Public) Hold a door open for the next person.
Check on an elderly neighbor to see if they need a light bulb changed or some other minor task that is difficult/dangerous to do at their age.

Blink May 14, 2014 at 2:01 PM

Attitudes can be effected by actions…..smiling can make you feel happier.
Great idea ….encourage each of us to be the change we want to see…thanks this might be one of your better services.

Cynthia May 14, 2014 at 2:02 PM

Love the idea! Look forward to participating. A thought, two 4 Tuesday, paying toll, catch the person behind you, coffee line, the same. Toll booth is fun, totally confuses the person behind you! Hahaha

claytonpls May 14, 2014 at 2:02 PM

How about a day where nobody makes an racist or prejudiced or bigotted comments and nobody trash talks dead people on

NutCreek Frontier May 14, 2014 at 2:20 PM

What an amazing idea! One idea comes to mind is be an extremely courteous driver that day, slow down near schools, and bike crossings etc.

Anon2you May 14, 2014 at 2:25 PM

That s a great idea…
By the way, I just want say what a great job you all do!

inmotion May 14, 2014 at 2:28 PM

First job… check for head lice on person next to you.

Love This! May 14, 2014 at 2:51 PM

Very Nice Idea, Mr. Mayor!

jtkatec May 14, 2014 at 3:11 PM

I missed the staff meeting! Dang it, I went to lunch with a business associate…..

I will add this to my list of items to discuss at review time.

Grrrrrrrr May 14, 2014 at 3:26 PM

I promise to not SCREAM at the next telemarketer that calls. 🙂

NOT anon May 14, 2014 at 3:45 PM

Wave someone in front of you, who is in a driveway, so they can safely merge in to traffic.

(Great idea Mayor!)

Silva May 14, 2014 at 4:15 PM

@#8; What a good one!

I’m definitely in.

ANON May 14, 2014 at 4:23 PM

How about those of you who park your car where you live then turn your car radios, CD players, etc. up as loud as it will go or the bass down so low it vibrates through every building near you – turn it down be kind to your neighbors.

AldrigeFamily May 14, 2014 at 4:27 PM

Love it!!

Great idea! May 14, 2014 at 4:34 PM

Love the idea but the tag line is too small and blends with the Claycord title. Need something that stands out so people will notice it. Maybe a bigger font or different color. Great idea though! Hope it works.

Anon May 14, 2014 at 4:50 PM

LOVE this! What a great idea.

@Cynthia #7…Love the Two 4 Tuesday idea as well!

funny man May 14, 2014 at 5:40 PM

sounds like socialist communism! Thanks Obama

for serious: thanks mayor for running this website
thanks everyone who’s stopped by the side of a road and given a stranger a hand
thanks to those kindhearted people whove taken in strays and fixed them and given them a happy home
thanks to those big hearted people that’s taken a minute out of their day to help a eldery/handicapped neighbor

Killjoy May 14, 2014 at 6:36 PM

I just got back to Claycord from a week in Vancouver Washington, for work.
My co-workers and I were completely astonished at how friendly everybody was.
Walking down a waterfront walkway, everyone smiled, everyone said “Hi”.
It was actually very nice. We should all try it! 🙂

Shasta Daisy May 14, 2014 at 7:49 PM

Smiles to everyone ☺☺☺☺☺☺.

Just another Concord resident May 14, 2014 at 8:30 PM

How about volunteering at your local Church every week. A very fulfilling endeavor and they are already set up to help the community.

Dorothy May 14, 2014 at 8:53 PM

“Send a nice note.” That one is easy – Thanks for! May 14, 2014 at 8:54 PM

@Dorothy 🙂

RunDogRun May 14, 2014 at 9:38 PM

I suggest mandatory Remedial
Chivalry courses for all men.

me May 14, 2014 at 9:55 PM

Great Idea!!
How about get off your phone when you ask for your coffee, pick up your child from school,or in line for something. Look at the cashier and talk with him/her, don’t look at your phone, don’t point with your finger to say “don’t disturb me”, they are people just like you and deserve to be treated like people.
Let’s start tomorrow!

Eudamonia May 14, 2014 at 10:53 PM

When walking from the parking lot into the grocery store, ask someone who is unloading their bags if you can take their cart for them. Saves them the trouble of cart – return and gives you a place to put your reusable bags on your way into the store.
Checking your neighbor for head lice is a great idea, too! Can easily be done in the parking lot.

Mrs. Robinson May 15, 2014 at 8:03 AM

Got to you neighbors son and say ” Benjamin, I am not trying to seduce you. Would you like me to seduce you?”.

It will brighten his day, and make him feel good, and maybe you also…..

Ken InConcord

Cowellian May 15, 2014 at 8:43 AM

Ask any Scout:
Do a good turn daily!

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