Capital One employees build picnic tables at Uplift Heights Preparatory
October 16, 2012 -- Armed with tools, plenty of wood stain, and a $1,000 grant, 14 Dallas-area Capital One employees helped assemble picnic tables for students and faculty at Uplift Heights Preparatory School on Canada Drive in West Dallas.
Capital One and Uplift Education work closely together to support the needs of the network’s schools. This was the first opportunity for the bank’s employees to lend a hand at Heights Prep, which the Uplift Board recommended because of the school’s various volunteer needs.
Stevan Young is Capital One’s non-profit coordinator for the Uplift project. His department is responsible for training the bank’s customer service personnel in Texas and Louisiana.
“Every year Capital One sponsors a week of giving. We love to volunteer and to be a part of something greater. My team and those other groups that were able to join today truly felt part of your school and the experience is something they will cherish for years to come,” he said.
The five picnic tables will provide much needed outdoor seating at the school where such resources are limited.
“Like all of our schools, Uplift Heights is a growing school that makes its limited resources go a long way. Our wonderful partners at Capital One do such an important service through projects like this one. We are grateful for these new tables and the time the Capital One volunteers spent getting them ready for our students,” said Uplift spokesperson Michael Terry.