On Thursday, May 8, 22 volunteers descended upon Main Street Child Development Center (Main Street) from Keller Williams Capital Properties’ Fairfax offices. To celebrate RED Day 2014, Keller Williams’ annual day of service, the firm’s affiliates shut down worldwide so that employees can serve local organizations. This year Keller Williams coordinated its volunteer activities with Main Street, a Fairfax-based preschool that serves predominately low-income working families.
Over the course of four hours, volunteers collaborated with students and staff to complete several projects at Main Street. Among the tasks taken on by Keller Williams’ employees were helping students to breathe new life into the center’s garden; making improvements to playground equipment; and sweeping, mopping and scrubbing four classrooms. Volunteers ended RED Day working hand-in-hand with students enrolled in the preschool program.
In a reception following the day of service, Keller Williams’ Philip Simon and Marriah Unruh presented Main Street Director Carol Lieske with a $1,000 check to support emergency tuition assistance. The real estate company’s representatives also surprised Main Street teachers with three brand new bookshelves and an easel for their classrooms. “We are so very appreciative of Keller Williams’ hard work and generosity,” said Lieske. “Of course you can tell by our children’s smiles and hugs that they enjoyed working with you to plant their garden.”