Capitals Participate in D.C. Public Schools Beautification Day
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Caps fans, the Washington Capitals want you to help us make a difference in the community. Join Bruce Boudreau and the Caps on Saturday, Aug. 22, as we participate in the annual D.C. Public Schools (DCPS) Beautification Day. The Capitals will be hosting projects at two schools: Emery Education Campus in Northeast Washington and King Elementary School in Southeast Washington. We need volunteers to join us in sprucing up these schools to get them ready for the start of the school year. Every volunteer will receive a free Caps T-shirt. Tasks that volunteers will be performing include planting, mulching, painting, assembling goody bags for students and cleaning.
The Capitals are hosting these community service projects as part of United We Serve, a joint initiative between the White House and the Corporation for National and Community Service, running from June 22-Sept. 11. United We Serve is a nationwide service initiative that will help meet growing social needs resulting from the economic downturn. With the knowledge that ordinary people can achieve extraordinary things when given the proper tools, President Obama is asking us to come together to help lay a new foundation for growth. This initiative aims to both expand the impact of existing organizations by engaging new volunteers in their work and encourage volunteers to develop their own "do-it-yourself" projects. United We Serve is an initial 81 days of service but will grow into a sustained, collaborative and focused effort to promote service as a way of life for all Americans.
If you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth Wodatch, director of community relations, at firstname.lastname@example.org.