published: Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Belk employees to help spruce up Fred Wild
By BARRY FOSTER
SEBRING -- Fred Wild Elementary School will be getting a makeover of sorts today thanks to employees from Belk Inc. and officials of the Points of Light foundation.
Sebring store manager Lupe James said this will be the first of a number of different projects they hope to do locally.
"We will have 8 to 10 employees there tomorrow morning from 9-11," she said.
On tap will be the construction and painting of a bookcase and a number of picnic tables. The group also will decorate some reading carpets for use by children at the school.Later, James said she hoped to come back and have makeovers for a couple of teachers at the schools. How those educators would be selected has yet to be determined.
The project is part of Belk's 125th anniversary, with 125 days dedicated to service.
Chain-wide, Belk employees will paint classrooms, build bookcases, beautify school grounds, plant gardens, update playgrounds, install educational murals and other such projects at schools in their areas.
Points of Light, the largest organization in the world dedicated to volunteer service, will help lead the effort.
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