Friday, September 9, 2011

Schools Benefit from Nancy Perry Day of Caring

Several projects were completed at eight TPS schools as part of the Nancy Perry Day of Caring. On September 9, United Way corporate partner volunteers joined together to complete various community projects. Volunteers painted playground equipment at Avondale West Elementary, Highland Park Central Elementary, Quincy Elementary, Shaner Elementary, Lowman Hill Elementary and Stout Elementary. Several projects were also completed at Topeka High School and Quinton Heights.

The Nancy Perry Day of Caring is a day of volunteer service which also honors Nancy Perry, former United Way of Greater Topeka president and CEO. Local nonprofits and community groups submit projects and United Way facilitates company and volunteer matches to complete the projects. In 2010, over 852 community members from nearly 38 companies completed 85 volunteer projects. It's a day which really does make a difference.

Lowman Hill Elementary Principal Russ Hutchins says, "The five volunteers who came to our school were wonderful. They painted our playground and made it look brand new!"