The sun was shining and the smiles were bright at TRIP’s Outdoor Classroom Wednesday as staff, volunteers and students gathered to participate in 518 Day.
The event, organized by United Way of the Capital Region and sponsored this year by MVP Health Care, is a day of service. Yesterday, more than 1,000 volunteers pitched in and helped 32 individual nonprofits complete 50 projects. TRIP welcomed a team from Bank of America whose members planted vegetables, swept, raked away winter debris and reinforced garden boxes to make the Outdoor Classroom ready for the growing season.
Rachael Lorimer, one of TRIP’s two Creative Artists in Residence, hung a Story Box on the garden fence, one of eight she is putting up around the Hillside North neighborhood. Lorimer is collecting stories of home for a special project, you can read more about it here. The boxes were painted by students in the School 2 Art Club.