Volunteers, students at 2 Wake County schools join together on community projects

Lenovo volunteers work performed community service at two Wake County schools.

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Volunteers from around the Triangle, country and even Canada helped spruce up two local elementary schools Monday.

Approximately 250 volunteers from Lenovo worked on projects at Brentwood Elementary in Raleigh and Millbrook Elementary Magnet School. It’s part of an annual fiscal year kickoff for Lenovo in Raleigh. Since 2012 they’ve been pitching in to local community projects.

The kids even got in on the action on about a dozen projects at Millbrook from painting flower pots to helping create a large mural out of bottle caps.

The project will not only make the school look nicer, but it will also create better learning areas.

“We are committed to taking action and our students are also committed to service and taking their learning outside the walls, so we’re super happy that Lenovo has chosen us to do one of their days of service,” Jamee Lynch, principal of Millbrook Elementary Magnet School.

Lenovo vice president Scott Ottman said the reason why Lenovo does it is simple.

“There’s a huge sense of accomplishment, comradery, teambuilding. It’s giving back,” he said.

Lenovo also donated more than 50 tablets and computers to upgrade media centers at both schools.

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