Microsoft volunteers make a difference during United Way Day of Caring

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Children's Center students greet the Microsoft volunteers
Photo courtesy Shoreline Schools

More than 100 volunteers from Microsoft spent several hours beautifying the grounds of Briarcrest Elementary and the Shoreline Children’s Center on Friday, Sept. 21 as part of the annual United Way of King County Day of Caring.

Microsoft’s IT department, led by Pat Garrett and David Meachum, has made the Day of Caring visit to the Children’s Center for eight years.

“We’ve seen how much this school means to the kids and the community,” Garrett said. “Our passion is what we can do for the kids.”

Making repairs at the Children's Center.
Photo courtesy Shoreline Schools

This year Microsoft IT brought 85 volunteers to the Children’s Center, where they cleared weeds and overgrown grass from play areas, painted and repaired some wooden play toys and even hung a new welcome sign.

Microsoft customer service volunteers at Briarcrest.
Photo courtesy Shoreline Schools

At Briarcrest, about 20 volunteers from Microsoft customer service in Issaquah also spent their day cleaning up the grounds.

For more information about United Way and the Day of Caring, visit the website.

Video: Microsoft IT volunteers talk about their relationship with the Children's Center 


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