By Anna Skinner
In an event to help better the schools of the community, the MSD of Lawrence Township will be participating in Indy DO Day this year from 9 a.m. to noon and noon to 3 p.m. on Oct. 2.
The Rotary Club of Indianapolis leads the community event, originally started in 2013, with hopes to link community and neighbors together. For Lawrence Township’s involvement, they will focus on the schools. Indy DO Day spans across three days, with Lawrence Township only participating in one of those.
Service projects will take place at 17 of Lawrence Township’s schools, and the projects range in duties. Some projects include beautifying the school grounds and others include assessing elementary student fitness for grades four through six and building a sense of community.
Out of the 17 schools participating, Lawrence Township’s two high schools are not on that list.
“It is an opportunity to both improve our schools and build community,” said Kathy Varie, parent and volunteer in Lawrence Township. “All of Lawrence Township is invited to take part in this day of service.”
The goal of Lawrence Township participating in Indy Do Day is to help bring in connections between the businesses, community and schools.
Approximately 400 volunteers from local businesses will take part in the bettering of the schools and community, in addition to 200 seniors from Lawrence Central High School.
Some of the businesses volunteering in the event include GroupOne Health Source, Roche Diagnostics, Rolls Royce and others.
To register as a volunteer, visit www.msdltf.org or call 423-8300. For more information, visit indydoday.org.
“What better way to teach our students about community than through service?” Lawrence Township Superintendent, Dr. Shawn Smith, stated in a press release.