The Boys & Girls Club in Frederick, Maryland, looks a lot different than it did a week ago, thanks to volunteers from LandCare’s operations there.
LandCare employees and their family members turned out to provide landscaping improvements – planting, mulching, seeding and pruning – at the Boys & Girls Club as part of a company-wide “CommunityCare Day” program.
“LandCare is about service, and that goes beyond our customers, to form meaningful connection with our community,” said Rob Barber, vice president of operations. “CommunityCare Day is a great opportunity to get our families involved to see and appreciate the impact of our work, and to strength the community that is LandCare.”
Staff members from the Frederick Boys & Girls Club were on hand to view the transformation and thank the team for their hard work.
“I was amazed at the difference LandCare made in just a few hours,” said Mark Lancaster, chair-elect of the Boys & Girls Club. “We really appreciate the generosity of local businesses who provide these services that are very important to the organization but that we are not able to prioritize within the scope of our operating budget.”
The organization’s interim executive director, Lisa McDonald, said LandCare’s work “really sets a positive tone for our children and their families. It will welcome them into a beautiful environment that says, ‘You are important; you are valued.’”
The renovation included grading and mulching the playground to provide a safer play space, pruning trees and creating tree rings to protect the roots, and replacing high maintenance plants with attractive perennials that will be easier and more cost-effective to maintain.
LandCare said a number of its vendor partners contributed materials to make the landscape renovation successful: AM Leonard, SiteOne Landscape Supply, Grant County Mulch, Newsome Seed, and Double E Entertainment, which sponsored breakfast for the volunteers.
LandCare is one of the nation’s largest commercial landscape management firms, with 50 branches in 20 states.