The call is going out for as many as 2,000 volunteers to help with major renovations at two Springfield schools.
The project is being organized by Springfield Sharefest, a church-based non-profit which formed to carry out an “extreme makeover” of Harvard Park Elementary School two years ago. The group says that makeover gave students and staff more pride in their school and spurred an increase in student performance and test scores.
Now they are hoping to achieve the same results with renovation projects this summer at McClernand and Jane Addams schools. People wishing to donate labor, materials or cash can contact the group at springfieldsharefest.org.