On Thursday, June 21, staff leadership from The Children's Hospital will put down their thermometers, stethoscopes and tongue depressors and pick up paint brushes, shovels and buckets. The more than 75 staff volunteers will meet at Montview Elementary School at 8 a.m. to start the work day. Half of the group will remain at Montview landscaping with rock, plants, flowers and shrubs. The other volunteers will travel to Fulton Elementary School to paint buildings and the playground.
The Children's Hospital staff members will be making an impact on their new neighborhood even before they move in. In addition to improving children's lives in the hospital, doctors, nurses and office staff will improve schools for Aurora students.
Staff from the City of Aurora Water Parks and Open Space Department and Singing Hills Landscaping will be on hand to assist and provide direction if needed.
"This is the first step in what we hope is a long partnership with The Children's Hospital." We are grateful to the staff for supporting our students and schools," APS Chief Operating Officer Anthony Sturges said.
“All of us at The Children’s Hospital look forward to our move this fall to our new location and are eager to call Aurora home,” said Jim Shmerling, President and CEO of The Children’s Hospital. “To help us get acquainted and meet some of our new neighbors, we wanted to pitch in and lend a hand for the benefit of Aurora’s public school kids.”
Sponsors from throughout the metro area donated supplies and services for the project.