Boys & Girls Club to get facelift

By Stacey Readout, Executive Producer, sreadout@wjxt.com
Published On: Apr 24 2014 11:22:05 AM EDT
Updated On: Apr 25 2014 10:23:06 AM EDT
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

The Boys & Girls Club in Springfield is getting a makeover as part of Comcast Cares Day.  

The public is invited to join in to help clean rooms, work on landscaping and paint.

Workers say it's important to create a good environment for the kids and teens who walk through the doors.

"It's special because it's a safe haven for the kids. We like to know that when we get kids inside this building that we will find one that need help and one that can we can help," said Sharon Burns with the Boys & Girls Club.

Comcast Cares Day takes place each April during National Volunteer Month.  It's the nation's largest single-day corporate volunteer effort.  This year, the company expects more than 80,000 Comcast and NBCUniversal volunteers to participate in more than 700 projects around the world.

"One of the projects that we are most excited about is that we're going to be putting in a new vegetable garden. So that way the children will be able to experience growing their own food. And hopefully, if it turns out, getting to eat some healthy food as well," said Cindy Arco with Comcast.

Many of the kids who attend the Boys & Girls Club plan to come out and be part of the transformation.

"I think it's a great idea to make the club look beautiful," said Torian Johnson.

If you'd like to volunteer, go to the Boys & Girls Club at 313 East 10th Street.  The clean-up is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

If you register before the event, you could get a t-shirt.

Click here to sign up.

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