United Way, Pepsico Day of Caring benefits three district schools

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Earlier this month, Arthur Kramer Elementary fourth-graders worked with volunteers from the United Way to build outdoor vegetable gardens with the goal of encouraging healthy eating habits, environmental awareness and responsibility.

Two other Dallas ISD schools – Robert T. Hill Middle School and Victor H. Hexter Elementary School – were also part of the Day of Caring effort.

The event was one of several included in the United Way’s sixth-annual PepsiCo Day of Caring—the largest corporate United Way volunteer event planned in North Texas. Through the effort, 1,000 volunteers will contribute more than 4,000 hours of service including painting and repairing facilities, sorting donations and hosting fall festivals for children.

Kramer is a part of the Healthy Zone School Recognition Program, developed by the United Way and The Cooper Institute, and funded in part by the PepsiCo Foundation to prevent childhood obesity.

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