Mulching, weeding and planting; these are just the highlights of the project which Do it Best tackles later this week at the SCAN Children’s Garden at IPFW. A team of more than 20 volunteers from the corporation will invest time and effort on Friday morning, August 14, to beautify the 195,000 sq. ft. garden located on the north side of IPFW’s campus. This is the second year Do it Best has befriended the project.
“We are pleased to assist SCAN again this year in beautifying their Children’s Garden at IPFW. There’s no greater thrill for our team of home improvement experts than to see the immediate impact of their hard work on the landscaping and flower beds within this peaceful retreat,” stated Randy Rusk, Do it Best Communications Director.
The project, originally scheduled to be completed during the United Way Day of Caring, held this July, but rescheduled due to conflicts. D it Best’s commitment to clean up the garden shows their investment in the community and SCAN. The value of one volunteer hour, according to the Independent Sector is $22.34. With more than 20 volunteers, each dedicating four hours, the value of Do it Best’s gift of time and talent totals more than $1,700.
Do it Best will plant two annual flower beds and re-mulch the SCAN Children’s Garden, which is often used for weddings, family picnics and community gatherings. The area will also host the upcoming SCAN Tailgate on September 17.
About SCAN (Stop Child Abuse and Neglect): Located at 500 West Main Street, SCAN impacted the lives of 23,600 adults and children in Allen and 18 surrounding northeast and north central Indiana counties in the agency’s fiscal year 2014, ending September 30th, 2014. SCAN provides prevention as well as preservation services for children and families who are victims of, or are at-risk for child abuse and neglect. The vast majority of our services are provided at no cost to clients. For more information, visit us at www.scanfw.org. Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/scanfw and on Twitter @scanfw. To report child maltreatment, call Indiana Child Abuse/Neglect Hotline: 800.800.5556.