Volunteers team up for child care center makeover
BLACKSBURG — Volunteers of various ages, sizes and backgrounds came together Saturday to give Valley Interfaith Child Care Center a makeover.
Site director Judy Chesler said 50 people volunteered at some point between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. to help provide the not-for-profit center, which is dedicated to providng low-income working families with child care, with a fresh coat of paint on the inside and mulch for the playground outside.
Five of those volunteers, along with the paint and paint supplies, came courtesy of Christiansburg Home Depot’s associate-led volunteer program, Team Depot.
Holcomb, who lost his home in Hurricane Andrew, said he enjoys being able to give back because he knows what it’s like to be on the other side.
“It’s just my way of saying thanks,” Holcomb said.
Helping supply the home improvement store workers with some extra elbow grease were groups from Christ Episcopal Church in Blacksburg, Luther Memorial Lutheran Church in Blacksburg, Baptist Collegiate Ministry at Radford University, members of Virginia Tech athletics and current and former VICCC board members.
Chesler said the VICCC, which began in 2004, currently provides day care services for 38 children, made up of infants, toddlers and preschoolers.
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