On Saturday, June 7, Kerri Cohen and David Williams of Centric Chicago participated in the Chicago Carers Serve-a-thon, the largest single day of community service in Chicago.

Five thousand volunteers participated in this one-day event, resulting in 20,000 hours of service.

Serveathon_groupThe team of Kerri Cohen, Andy Cohen (husband), David Williams and Hayden Williams (son) painted classrooms at the Jonathan Burr Elementary School. The group worked with other volunteers to change one room from peach to yellow and pitched in with other rooms being painted blue.

“Serve-a-thon is a day of teamwork, fun and celebration,” said Kerri. “It’s also a day of tremendous impact. You give your time and talent for one day, but your contributions will live on In the halls and classrooms of schools, where students will be reminded daily that people believe in them; in the seniors with whom you interact, who will fondly remember sharing stories and memories; and in the public parks, which will be transformed into more fitting spaces for neighbors to gather.”

About Chicago Cares Serve-a-thon

Serve-a-thon is the largest single day of community service in Chicago, when more than 5,000 volunteers come together to make the city stronger and more vibrant. Volunteers provide services at locations across the city to address Chicago’s most critical needs. Volunteers are involved in a range of activities, such as transforming neighborhoods with projects that uplift classrooms, school libraries, local playgrounds, and more, serving as a catalyst for change in the community.

About Chicago Cares

Chicago Cares is the city’s leading nonprofit organization. Funds raised for Serve-a-thon empower tens of thousands of volunteers to be the solution to Chicago’s most critical challenges each and every year. In addition to annual events like Serve-a-thon, 250 volunteer projects are offered each month in every corner of the city.

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Serveathon_Group in classroom