Volunteers Spruce Up FWCS Buildings for United Way Day of Caring

Record Number: 10929
Displayed from: Aug 01, 2014 , until: Oct 01, 2014

More than 200 volunteers will clean, paint and spruce up the landscaping at 11 Fort Wayne Community Schools buildings Thursday, Aug. 7, as part of United Way of Allen County’s annual Day of Caring.

Eleven 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 the new school year, which begins Aug. 18.

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.

“One of the greatest attributes of Fort Wayne is its caring community,” FWCS Superintendent Dr. Wendy Robinson said. “Day of Caring is a prime example of how much this community works together, and we are truly grateful for those who choose to volunteer at our schools.”

Below are the Day of Caring sites and the teams working at the sites on Thursday:

  • Abbett Elementary, 4325 Smith St. – Vera Bradley
  • Forest Park Elementary, 2004 Alabama Ave. – Early Childhood Alliance
  • FWCS Clothing Bank, 1511 Catalpa St. – Fort Wayne Community Schools
  • Lakeside Middle School, 2100 Lake Ave. – Wells Fargo Bank
  • South Side High School, 3601 S. Calhoun St. – OmniSource
  • Study Elementary, 2414 Brooklyn Ave. – NIPSCO
  • Ward Education Center, 3501 Warsaw St. – Phillips Financial
  • Wayne High School, 9100 Winchester Road – Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority
  • Waynedale Elementary, 7201 Elzey St. – Hylant Group
  • Weisser Park, 902 Colerick St. – Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Whitney Young Early Childhood Center, 1026 E. Pontiac St. – Parker Hannifin

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.