Old City Cemetery Committee, Inc. - Adopt A Plot Program

Adopt A Plot
The Adopt A Plot Program is an innovative concept in cemetery restoration, beautification, and preservation. It offers individuals, groups, organizations, societies and companies the opportunity to play a vital role in saving and preserving a historic Sacramento landmark.

The concept is simply people getting involved in efforts to revitalize a community resource, restore its past dignity and beauty, and preserve it for generations yet to come - that they might point with pride to the results of a community endeavor. By adopting a pioneer family's plot and caring for it, you become a vital part of the cemetery's restoration and preservation program. A few hours of your time each month and a little landscaping imagination can make up for the years of neglect that frequently plagues our old pioneer cemeteries.

The Adopt A Plot Program can be more than taking care of a piece of ground. The Old City Cemetery Committee, Inc. encourages participants in the program to research their particular pioneer family's history which, in itself, can be a truly rewarding experience. And by contributing your research to our Cemetery archives of biographical information, you also help to preserve history. So you see, you can play a vital and important role in beautifying our Historic City Cemetery and preserving Sacramento history.

Azalea & Laburnum Streets Before Beautification

Plots at Azalea & Laburnum After Beautification

The photos above are of the plots located at Azalea & Laburnum. The left photo was taken just before planting. The right photo was taken after the project was completed.

The Adopt A Plot Program involves a commitment of time. Those who are interested and contemplating participation should carefully weigh that commitment before undertaking their project. The duration of the adopter's involvement in this program shall be contingent upon that period of time agreed to in the contract and their continuing desire to participate. The minimum participation requirement in the program is two years. Other arrangements, however, may be made with the cemetery supervisor/program coordinator.

How to Become an Adopt A Plot Volunteer
Please read the Adopt A Plot Guidelines, then click here to e-mail the Volunteer Coordinator. If you prefer, telephone the Old City Cemetery at (916) 448-0811 and leave a message.

How to Donate
Those wanting to help the program but unable to contribute the time may make a donation to the restoration and beautification fund. All donations are tax deductible. Please make checks payable to Old City Cemetery Committee, Inc. and mail to:

           Old City Cemetery Committee, Inc.
           1000 Broadway
           Sacramento, CA 95818
           (916) 448-0811

For more information e-mail e-mail the Volunteer Coordinator.

The Adopt A Plot Program is sponsored by the Old City Cemetery Committee, Inc. and the City of Sacramento Department of Community and Visitor Services.

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