Hundreds Volunteer at FWCS Buildings for United Way Day of Caring - August 01, 2012

Record Number: 8950
Displayed from: Aug 01, 2012 , until: Aug 31, 2012

Hundreds of volunteers will clean, paint and spruce up the landscaping at 12 Fort Wayne Community Schools buildings Thursday, Aug. 2, as part of United Way of Allen County’s annual Day of Caring.

A dozen 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 registration, which begins Friday.

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:

  • Adams Elementary, 4325 Smith St. – Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
  • Brentwood Elementary, 3710 Stafford Drive – Trelleborg Sealing Solutions
  • Glenwood Park Elementary, 4501 Vance Ave. – Indiana Michigan Power
  • Haley Elementary, 2201 Maplecrest Road – SwissRe
  • Northcrest Elementary, 5301 Archwood Lane – Vera Bradley
  • Northwood Middle School, 1201 E. Washington Center Road – Walgreens - Northcrest
  • Portage Middle School, 3521 Taylor St. – Fort Wayne Community Schools
  • Scott Academy, 950 E. Fairfax Ave. – Trinity English Lutheran Church
  • South Wayne Elementary, 810 Cottage Ave. – AccuGear
  • Study Elementary, 2414 Brooklyn Ave. – NIPSCO
  • Washington Elementary, 1015 W. Washington Blvd. – Wells Fargo Bank
  • Washington Center Elementary, 1936 W. Wallen Road – Baden, Gage & Schroeder, LLC

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.