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BSO WORKING TO SPUCE-UP SCHOOLS

‘The most effective kind of education is that a child should play amongst lovely things.’ Plato (427 BC - 347 BC)

The Broward Sheriff's Office is teaming up with the United Way of Broward County and more than a thousand volunteers to help brighten the lives of school children.

On Friday, November 1, 2002, the Broward Sheriff's Office Department of Detention Inmate Work Unit will join with others working to beautify the campus of Northeast High School in Fort Lauderdale. From painting to planting, more than 1,000 volunteers are expected to pitch-in for the annual United Way of Broward County Day of Caring.

“The United Way of Broward County makes a difference for many of our residents, ” says Broward Sheriff Ken Jenne. “The Day of Caring gives our children a better environment in which to learn. I’m very pleased that the Broward Sheriff's Office has been a part of this worthy endeavor since the beginning.”

The Day of Caring began in 1993 as a way for Broward County residents to work towards a common goal of improving their communities. Over the years, it has evolved into a project that focuses on making area schools better places for our children to learn.

The BSO Inmate Work Unit will assist with landscaping and other assigned projects at the school beginning at 7:00 a.m. Northeast High School is at 700 NE 56th Street in Ft. Lauderdale. Previous schools that have benefited from the Day of Caring include Collins Elementary in Dania Beach, Broadview Elementary in Pompano Beach, Deerfield Beach Elementary, and Village Elementary in Sunrise.

This release by:
Hugh Graf / Media Relations

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