Members of the J. Mason Davis Leadership Society celebrated Juneteenth by caring for students at Hayes K-8 School. Volunteers spent time landscaping the school playground to ensure that students have a fresh and safe start to the new school year. United Way Hands On organized the project as part of the United Way Day of Action, a day when thousands of people around the world volunteer in service to their communities.
“It was wonderful to have our members serve in-person with us, and Juneteenth was a great day to have our first in-person service project,” said Leah Davis, J. Mason Davis Leadership Society staff member. “Since the society has started to focus on education, this project was perfect to serve the children in our community and really focus on our mission,” she said.
Juneteenth (June 19th) is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States. Today, Juneteenth commemorates African American freedom, and emphasizes education and achievement.
United Way of Central Alabama’s J. Mason Davis Leadership Society brings together African American change makers who champion diversity and opportunity, and are striving to positively impact the community through a shared affinity for philanthropy, volunteerism and advocacy.
To learn more about the J. Mason Davis Leadership Society, contact Leah Davis at email@example.com.