Rake the Town

The Workers on Wheels Annual Rake the Town Event will take place on Oct 28 and 29, 2016.

This city wide event serves individuals within the Sioux Falls city limits over the age of 60 who do not have family available in the area to help with their yard work and are not financially or physically able to do the work themselves. Individuals under 60 with a documented physical disability are also eligible.

Registration for participants and volunteers begins September 1, 2016, through the Helpline Center’s website.  

Go to http://helplinecenter.org/featured-story/rake-the-town/  to register on-line.  

  • Both homeowners and volunteers can register at this site.  
  • For homeowners, registration can also be done by calling the Helpline Center at 211.
  • For volunteers, only the team leader has to register.


We will try to accommodate all requests, but assignments are made on a first come, first served basis.  Early registration is encouraged.

Registration Deadline: October 5


We are seeking enthusiastic volunteer groups of co-workers, students, church members, service groups, and friends and family to help the elderly in our community. Teams can register to rake as many yards as they feel they can complete. However, once you accept a yard assignment, you are committing your team to completing the assignment.  REMINDER: Only team leaders need to register!

Rain Date: Volunteer team leaders are responsible for scheduling a Rain Date and raking their lawn assignments as soon as possible if inclement weather. Remember, the homeowner is counting on you to rake their yard!

Note: Many teams rake rain or shine, snow or sleet and dress for the weather.

Teams supply their own rakes. WOW provides the leaf bags.

Registration Deadline: October 12

Event Sponsors:

Active Generations – Workers on Wheels – CNA Surety – MidAmerican Energy – Helpline Center – City of Sioux Falls Public Works – United Way