Saturday, August 18, 2007

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to paint, clean, plant and beautify the Gage-Eckington Elementary School

It's that time of year again! VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
Time to paint, clean, plant and beautify the Gage-Eckington Elementary School . Please join us in making it a better place for our community's children to learn and play!

Saturday, August 25th
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
3rd and Elm street NW

Some ways we can help:
- Painting the School doors
- Weeding, planting and mulching (Johnsons Flowers has donated annuals and mulch)
- Cleaning up trash and glass
- Sweeping the playground
- Weeding / turning the baseball diamond so it can be used
- Possibly helping to prepare some classrooms

There will be a Moon Bounce for the kids, so bring the family.
Dress in work clothes and bring gloves if you have them.

PLEASE RSVP so we have enough materials! or 202 572 0696

Hope to see you all there


Anonymous said...

These efforts are great. The only thing that bugs me is that the volunteers will be doing the work of somebody who is drawing a DC taxpayer-funded salary but who isn't getting the job done.

Anonymous said...

are you so sure the school system is hiring summer caretakers who are shirking their duties?

i have helped with gage school previously and will be there this year and i think its great to have the community get together and work to improve the conditions the children around us experience in school. in my past experience the schoolyard is messed up over the summer by people drinking and messign around in it - not to mention plants doing what plants do, growing - I think its great to come by and help clean it up.

-2nd and u