Updated below – with pictures
On Friday, September 17, Knowledge Quest hosted some awesome volunteers from the Valero, Memphis Refinery as part of United Way’s Day of Caring.
For those of you who are not familiar with the United Way of the Mid South, let me say a few words to express our gratitude for this organization. United Way of the Mid South serves over 100 organizations in 8 counties, including Memphis and Shelby County. They use the money that comes in from local businesses to make a huge difference in our local community. Knowledge Quest is proud to be a United Way Agency.
Every September, the United Way conducts what they call the United Way Day of Caring. It is a chance for local businesses to go to an agency and do volunteer work. It is the largest day of service in the Mid-South area.
Here, at Knowledge Quest, we have the privilege of partnering with Valero. Early Friday morning, we had an army of Valero volunteers show up and start to work. They painted classrooms, added base boards and chair rails, fixed and painted the decking around our classrooms. We even had two volunteers go out and buy a new electric guitar for the program and they held an impromptu concert as the kids came in from school.
Words cannot adequately express our thanks and appreciation for everything Valero does for Knowledge Quest. Y’all are welcome to come and hang out with us any time!