Transportation leader CSX and its non-profit corporate partners Action for Healthy Kids, City Year and Alliance for Community Trees teamed up recently to enhance the facilities at Burrville Elementary School in Washington, D.C.
More than 80 volunteers joined community and school representatives for the CSX Service Day event and their efforts led to lasting results. Volunteers painted safety murals in the hallways; created playground stencils and restored a basketball court; built a school garden and greenhouse; and planted trees.
“The events are an example of how passionate our employees are about giving back to the community,” said Tori Kaplan, assistant vice president-corporate social responsibility for CSX. “By working with service partners across our network, we’re able to make a positive impact in the daily lives of the employees, customers and neighbors in the communities where we live and work.”
On the same day, CSX also provided a grant to the Alliance for Community Trees to plant additional native trees at University Park Elementary School, and sponsored the Anacostia Watershed Society’s annual Earth Day Anacostia River Clean-Up.
Those in attendance were also encouraged to join #LocalMotive, an ongoing conversation highlighting examples of CSX’s community outreach efforts and the positive impacts made by its national and local non-profit partners.
The next CSX Service Day is scheduled for May 9, 2015 at D. Newlin Fell Elementary School in Philadelphia, PA. CSX and its non-profit partners will team up again and spend the day enhancing playground equipment, refreshing the indoor gymnasium and painting indoor and outdoor walls.
To join the conversation and find out more about how to participate in a local service day with CSX and its non-profit partners, visit MNN.com/CSXLocalMotive.