Hands on Charlotte Day helps to beautify four schools
CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 21, 2009—Thousands of volunteers. Hundreds of
garden supplies. One mission: to create better learning environments
for students. Community members will celebrate Hands on Charlotte
Day, Saturday, Oct. 24, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., at Starmount Pre-K Center and
Merry Oaks, Shamrock Gardens, Oakhurst, Sterling and Pinewood
The main focus of each project is to clean out flower beds and plant
new flowers. At Shamrock Gardens, volunteers will work with the
Parent-Teacher Association to make room for the school's new butterfly
"It really means a lot to have community members who don't have
children in our school take an interest in Shamrock Gardens," said
Principal Duane Wilson. "Their time and support is greatly
Hands on Charlotte Day volunteers will also restock shelves at
Classroom Central, clean up the Elmwood Cemetery and sort donations at
Second Harvest Food Bank and Crisis Assistance Ministry.
"People across the country and especially here in Charlotte are
embracing volunteering and service with enthusiasm," said Hands On
Charlotte associate director Bob Young.
The event will conclude with a Celebration of Service from 12:30– 3:30
p.m. at the EpiCentre that includes live music, food, beverages and
prizes. The activities are being sponsored by US Airways. For more
information or to volunteer, visit www.handsoncharlotte.org or call
Hands on Charlotte Day will be held at the following schools:
Starmount Pre-K Center: 1600 Brookdale Ave.
Shamrock Gardens Elementary: 3301 Country Club Dr.
Merry Oaks Elementary: 3508 Draper Ave.
Pinewood Elementary: 805 Seneca Place
Oakhurst Elementary: 4511 Monroe Rd.
Sterling Elementary: 9601 China Grove Church Rd.