Saturday, May 5, 2012

Day 126: Painted A Fence

After working at McDonald's with the AVID kids from Kelly High School, I guess I was cool enough to be invited to do another random act of kindness with them.  They had mentioned back on Day 83 that every year, in an effort to earn service points and extracurricular activities for the college applications, the students have a Home Improvement Day.  The students find senior citizens or people in need of help, and do things ranging from planting their garden, to cleaning their home to painting their house/fence, the latter of which was today's random act of kindness.  We visited the home of the grandmother of one of the students, and after an aggressive scraping of the old paint from the fence and window panes, were able to lay down a new coat of paint.  I can't stress enough how unbelievable these kids are.  The dedication to improving their education while at the same time improving their community is something that inspires me. 

1 comment:

  1. lovely!!! nothing more mind pleasing than helping the old :)