United Way Day of Caring benefits eight schools - August 10, 2010

Record Number: 6502
Displayed from: Aug 10, 2010 , until: Aug 31, 2010

Hundreds of volunteers will clean, paint and spruce up the landscaping at eight Fort Wayne Community Schools buildings Thursday, Aug. 12, 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. Hundreds of community volunteers plus staff, students and parents at each of the buildings will work from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to get the schools in shape for opening day. 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. Below are the Day of Caring sites and the teams working at the sites on Thursday: Bunche Early Childhood Center, Swiss Re Lindley Elementary, Wells Fargo Bank Maplewood Elementary, Fort Wayne Community Schools Memorial Park Middle School, The Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce and ITT Nebraska Elementary, Heritage High School Cheerleaders and The Bair Group Price Elementary, Vera Bradley Scott Academy, Old National Bank/Insurance Shambaugh Elementary, Raytheon and FedEx

With nearly 30,000 students, Fort Wayne Community Schools is one of the largest school districts in Indiana. FWCS proudly allows families to choose any of its 50 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.