More than 1,300 Chase Bank employees helped revitalize four schools in the Roosevelt School District on Saturday, April 9th by painting, planting flowers, pulling weeds, and organizing classrooms. Volunteers performed $60,000 in donated labor and Chase provided $15,000 in supplies.
As part of its community volunteer program, Chase employees worked with representatives from the Roosevelt School District to identify projects where the schools needed assistance. The nonprofit Maryvale Revitalization Corp. also supported the event.
“With school district’s having to deal with budget cuts, it is good to know that corporate partners like Chase Bank are willing to step up to the plate with donations of time, resources and volunteers. We welcome Chase and its employees to our four schools and we value their service and dedication to our students, schools and community,” said Dr. Jeanne Koba, Superintendent of the Roosevelt School District.
The 1,300 volunteers was the single largest contribution of volunteer help in the history of the Roosevelt School District.
“This is one of the biggest community volunteer efforts we’ve held in recent years and employees are very excited to help the district with its ‘to-do’ list,” said Curtis Reed, Region Manager for Chase Arizona.
Volunteers worked on projects from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday at the following schools:
• C.O. Greenfield School, 7009 S. 10th St., Phoenix
Projects included numerous painting projects, including painting a ramada, landscape improvements,
organizing of classrooms, gum removal, repainting a map of the United States and the State of Arizona on
school grounds and repainting Cougar Paws along the walkways which direct students to various parts of the
• John F. Kennedy School, 6825 S. 10th St., Phoenix
Painting projects including all doors and the library, planting a flowerbed, and courtyard cleanup
• Ignacio Conchos School, 1718 W. Vineyard, Phoenix
Painting of flower beds, repainting the basketball court, providing classroom assistance, trash pickup and