DCPS Beautification Day with Mike Green

Posted by Cheryl Nichols | Thursday, August 19, 2010 | , , | 0 comments »

Caps fans and Slapshot want to help make a difference in the community and are joining Capitals defenseman Mike Green from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 21, at the annual D.C. Public Schools (DCPS) Beautification Day.

The Washington Capitals are hosting a project at Powell Elementary School in Northwest Washington. Volunteers will be sprucing up Powell to get it ready for the start of the school year, which is right round the corner. Every volunteer will receive a free Caps T-shirt and be provided with lunch at the conclusion of the project. Tasks include painting, gardening, organizing classrooms, assembling goody bags for students and cleaning.

So many Caps fans want to give back, that the limited space is already full.  If you are still interested in volunteering, please contact Elizabeth Wodatch, director of community relations, at ewodatch@washcaps.com in case a spot opens up.

"The Capitals are hosting this community service project as part of United We Serve, 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." -- Caps Press Release