Hundreds of parents, students, staff and community volunteers will be part of the Comcast Cares Day event when they paint, clean and beautify Jornada Elementary School, 3400 Elks Drive on Saturday, April 25. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the campus cleanup will continue throughout the morning, said Brigitte Zigelhofer, LCPS community outreach liaison. Community volunteers are needed and can give any amount of time to the beautification effort, she said.
“This partnership with Comcast in Las Cruces has brought tremendous support to our schools and to the LCPS Foundation,” Zigelhofer said. “Based on the number of registered volunteers, there will be a donation from the Comcast Foundation. We’ve had as many as
1,400 volunteers working during a Comcast Cares event and we’d love to keep that enthusiasm going this year.”
“This is an incredible honor to be selected as the Comcast Cares site!” said Principal Julio Martinez. “Now, we are asking families, neighbors and friends to help make Jornada’s beautification day a huge success.”
Martinez said volunteers will be painting door frames and bleachers, cleaning up the playground including pulling weeds and picking up trash, wiping down the hallways and painting a mural. This year’s event will also feature an appearance from Michelangelo, one of the Mutant Ninja Turtles characters. All registered volunteers will get a free IHOP pancake breakfast, lunch from Texas Roadhouse and a free t-shirt, he said.
Hundreds of community residents have volunteered, like these two students did in a previous Comcast Cares Day event, to help beautify school campuses during the annual beautification project.
Zigelhofer said the Comcast Foundation has paid the LCPS Foundation and participating schools more than $132,000 over the past eight years. The enhancement projects have benefitted Mesilla, Mesilla Park, Alameda, East Picacho, MacArthur and Doña Ana elementaries, Zia Middle School and the former Mesilla Valley Training Center now named Mesilla Valley Alternative Middle School.
To volunteer as a group or as an individual, contact Martinez at 575.527.9536 or firstname.lastname@example.org