On April 26th, hundreds of volunteer students, their families, and staff members will descend upon Big Shanty Intermediate School to clean-up and beautify the campus. Teams of volunteers will be planting trees near the sports track for erosion control and flowers in the front and side to beautify the grounds, creating a sensory garden on the other side for Special Education students, and filling in a bog in the back. Meanwhile, other volunteers will be scraping and painting the front awning and hallway and installing shelving in the bathrooms. In conjunction, the school nurse, Beverly Jones, will host an American Red Cross blood drive. Funding for this ambitious multi-project event was made possible through a Comcast Foundation grant. Big Shanty is one of 30 schools selected nationally as recipient of Comcast Cares Day initiative. Comcast is donating $7500 to fund the needed supplies for the projects. Then an additional $5-15 per volunteer the school enlists.