Thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers at this weekend’s Beautification Day! Beautification Day is an annual event held by DCPS to organize volunteers to help get schools ready for the school year. This year, Hands on DC helped recruit 75 volunteers for projects at Kenilworth Elementary, Orr Elementary, and Francis Stevens Education Campus.
Here’s a snapshot of what we accomplished at at just one school, Orr Elementary:
- General grounds weeding, trimming, mulching, and planting
- Painted a 200 feet chain link fence
- Painted 4 entry doors
- Painted walls on exterior stairway
- Weeded, mulched, and planted flowers and vegetables in the interior courtyard.
- Cleaned out two storage rooms
- Helped teachers with classroom organization
SHOUTOUTS: Thank you Chancellor Henderson, Chief of Police Lanier, and Mayor Gray for stopping by Orr Elementary and helping out! Thank you to Councilmember Jack Evans for joining us at Francis Stevens! Special shoutout to the Booz Allen Hamilton’s teams at Kenilworth and Francis Stevens! And of course, we couldn’t have done this without continuing support from DCPS staff and administrators.
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