Forty volunteers from the Sacramento, Calif., office of Milgard Windows & Doors worked hard to paint and refresh the Mustard Seed School for homeless children.

Mustard Seed is a free, private school that provides a safe, nurturing and structured learning environment for homeless children ages 3 to 15 years old. Their focus is to provide a positive learning experience, happy memories, and support their students with resources for food, clothing, shelter and counseling so they can strive to reenter the public school system.

The Milgard Sacramento Matching Gift/Community Action Team (MG/CAT) brought together 40 volunteers that included Milgard employees, family members and friends.

“The community event was a great success,” said Roma Brandon, marketing representative at Milgard Windows & Doors. “We painted the exterior front and trim of four buildings, re-roofed the patio area, installed 10 Milgard Style Line Series vinyl windows, re-barked the playground, re-painted the outdoor chalkboard wall, planted vegetables and flowers, put bark in the flower beds and pea gravel in the picnic area, hung new curtains in the pre-school room, painted the office lobby, two offices and a restroom, stained the picnic area decking and surrounding planters and painted three benches.”

“We are tremendously grateful to everyone at Milgard for their help,” said Casey Knittel, director of Mustard Seed School. “They fulfilled some dreams we have had for our school for a long time, but didn’t have the resources to accomplish. The volunteers who came were wonderful and generous, and Mustard Seed looks amazing. The kids felt the difference immediately when they came back to school on Monday.”

The Mustard Seed School was established in 1989 and has helped over 4,500 children.

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