News release from Fort Wayne Community Schools:
United Way Day of Caring Volunteers visit FWCS buildings
(July 29, 2015) – More than 200 volunteers will clean, paint and spruce up the landscaping at 10 Fort Wayne Community Schools buildings Thursday, July 30, as part of United Way of Allen County’s annual Day of Caring.
Ten businesses and community groups signed up to work at schools throughout the city from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to get the buildings in shape for the new school year, which begins Aug. 11.
The friendships formed on Day of Caring often turn into long-term partnerships between the businesses and the schools, with employees returning to volunteer or help the schools in other ways throughout the school year.
“Day of Caring is a day we look forward to every year,” FWCS Superintendent Dr. Wendy Robinson said. “The day not only provides our schools with some needed pampering, it also serves as an example of the caring community we have in Fort Wayne. We appreciate the people in our community who care enough to come out on hot, summer day to make someone else’s life a little brighter. Seeing the work at the end of the day really does give our students, staff and families a boost of positive energy as we start the new year.”
Below are the Day of Caring sites and the teams working at the sites on Thursday:
- Anthis Center, 1200 S. Barr St. – Hallmark Home Mortgage
- Bloomingdale Elementary, 1300 Orchard St. – Vera Bradley
- Bunche Montessori Early Childhood Center, 1111 Greene St. – Hylant Group
- Lindley Elementary, 2201 Ardmore Ave. – Steel Dynamics
- Maplewood Elementary, 2200 Maplewood Road – Wells Fargo Bank
- North Side High School, 475 E. State Blvd. – Park Center
- Price Elementary, 1901 W. State Blvd. – Fort Wayne Newspapers
- Shambaugh Elementary, 5320 Rebecca Drive – Fort Wayne Community Schools
- Study Elementary, 2414 Brooklyn Ave. – NIPSCO
- Whitney Young Early Childhood Center, 1026 E. Pontiac St. – Parker Hannifin
About Fort Wayne Community Schools
With nearly 31,000 students, Fort Wayne Community Schools is one of the largest school districts in Indiana. FWCS proudly allows families to choose any of its 51 schools through its successful school-choice program creating diversity in each school, including some with more than 75 languages spoken. FWCS offers seven magnet schools focusing on areas such as science and math, communication, fine arts or Montessori at the elementary and middle school level. In high school, students can choose from the prestigious International Baccalaureate program, Project Lead the Way or New Tech Academy as well as other rigorous academic and specialty training programs.