MT. JULIET, Tenn. – Lakeview Elementary School now has an updated outside play area thanks to the help of a local Home Depot.
The school's playground now has a resurfaced outdoor basketball court complete with freshly painted kickball bases, two four-square courts and a place for hop scotch.
The work was done courtesy of ten volunteers.
Theodora Paddock organized the project.
"I looked around the school and looked at what could be done and asked Mr. Moss where he thought some improvements could be made," Paddock said.
As the PTO Beautification Coordinator at Lakeview Elementary School, Paddock's goal is to help make the school look better.
Principle Stan Moss suggested that Paddock focus her attention on the outdoor basketball court, which was in bad shape and was low on the schools priority list.
"Our first priority is the education of our student's and that is where we try to focus all of our monies, goals and our efforts," Moss told News 2.
Paddock took the challenge and stopped by the Hermitage Home Depot Store to see if they could offer any help.
"One of Home Depots core values is giving back to the community," said Scott Kiefe Store Manager of the Hermitage Home Depot.
Home Depot provided a grant to cover the cost of supplies and sent Team Depot to Lakeview Elementary to help do the work.
Team Depot was made up of five Home Depot employees who used their day off to give back to the community.
Paddock told News 2 she learned there is help available for those willing to ask for it.
"Many of our businesses are very willing to help, I think people are nervous or embarrassed to ask, but there is really no reason to be," Paddock said.
Thanks to the volunteer work by Team Depot and the Lakeview PTO volunteers, the students now have updated play areas to use during recess.
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