What is Love Lodi?

Love Lodi began as a city-wide volunteer day. In 2014, Captain Martin Ross from the Salvation Army and over 100 volunteers served the city and pioneered the movement. In 2023, over 700 volunteers tackled 70 different projects all over Lodi and the City Council proclaimed the last Saturday in April officially "Love Lodi Day." 

In 2023, Timothy and Tara Stewart began to chair the Love Lodi Team, comprised of community leaders from the non-profit, faith, business and public sectors. Love Lodi is part of the Love Our Cities family. They believe every city needs a city-wide volunteer day. Why? It serves as a catalyst for year-round, city-wide initiatives with year-round impact. In 2022 and 2023, Love Lodi began to "Love Lodi Schools" in the Fall, starting with Lawrence Elementary and Lodi Middle School.

Love Lodi is more than a city-wide volunteer day. We are a city-wide movement that champions volunteerism and leads with love: laying our time, energy and resources down for the good of our city no matter what.

Civic Pride

Love Lodi cultivates a deep pride in loving our city. We are in the city, for the city.

Community Engagement

Love Lodi is meeting needs, demonstrating kindness and changing lives. 

Champion Volunteerism

Love Lodi wants every non-profit and community organization to succeed.

City-Wide Convener

Love Lodi unites non-profits, businesses, churches, the City & everyday citizens. 

City-Wide Unity

Love Lodi is an idea. When we put on our t-shirt, everyone is focused on one thing.

City-Wide Movement

Love Lodi is on the move year-round to help our city thrive and identify needs.