TOPEKA, Kansas (WIBW) -- Eleven public schools around Topeka are already looking better with the help of hundreds of volunteers from the community.
Sharefest took place today.. which spread out area businesses, 22 churches and hundreds of volunteers to renovate schools across the city...
Fellowship Bible Church and USD 501 employees were out at Avondale East Elementary School repairing benches, pulling weeds, laying down mulch and painting various classrooms, railings, poles and recess equipment.
The purpose of the school makeovers is to unite the community, create school pride and develop relationships.
"We've been amazed at some schools as we were working even some of the students, teachers and parents say 'Gee, we'd like to help,'" volunteer Bruce Poage said. "I think it's a feeling of working together, gives the chance to bond together as a community wherever they happen to be attending school."
Schools that Sharefest affected were:
Sheldon Child Development Center
Highland Park Central Elementary
Lowman Hill Elementary
Williams Science & Fine Arts
Jardine Middle School
Robinson Middle School
Highland Park High School
Hope Street Academy
Lowes partnered with Fellowship Bible Church to provide all the materials needed for renovations.