Five Fort Wayne Community Schools will get a face lift Thursday as part of the United Way’s Day of Caring.
The full Day of Caring event is not until August 22, but school will already be in session by then, and several schools need work now. That’s why FWCS is partnering with local businesses to get several projects done before school starts on August 14.
Volunteers will clean, paint, and spruce up the landscaping at six FWCS buildings.
This year’s list includes South Side High School, the Helen P. Brown Natatorium, Lincoln Elementary School, Northcrest Elementary School, Shawnee Middle School, and Study Elementary School.
More than 100 volunteers are expected to help out with the projects. NIPSCO, Wells Fargo, the Hylant Group, and Fort Wayne Community Schools will all have teams working on various tasks throughout the day.
Wendy Robinson, FWCS Superintendent, said in a release that community support is crucial to the success of the school district.
“We are fortunate to be in a community that actively supports its public schools,” Robinson said. “That support comes in a variety of ways throughout the year, but one of the most visible is Day of Caring. We appreciate that volunteers would give a day to give our schools a makeover before the start of the school year.”
This is the third year for the early Day of Caring event. FWCS buildings have been included in the Day of Caring for a total of 11 years.