|WKYC Station Manager Micki Byrnes painting|
This day of service began more than twenty years ago by WKYC's parent company, Gannett. Channel 3 News employees rolled up their sleeves to paint rooms at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Cleveland's Broadway and Heights Youth Club locations.
"When you think about the kids that we work with 90 percent of our kids are at or near poverty, 74 percent come from single parent families they're probably not living in the best of locations," says Boys and Girls Clubs of Cleveland President, Ron Soeder.
"We want to make sure they have a fresh place, a place that's vibrant and colorful and brings them to life so that when they come in they have a different experience than they may have day to day or it's added to the experience that they have."
In Akron, nearly 150 people joined in the fight to end hunger by repackaging more than 50,000lbs of meat for the Akron-Canton Regional Food Bank.
BVU: The Center for Nonprofit Excellence, helped facilitate several volunteer opportunities throughout the area.