Dominion Energy Volunteers Transform School for Special Needs Children
Swooping in with paint brushes, shovels and know-how, 30 Dominion Energy employees spent Columbus Day beautifying The Phillips School in Fairfax, Virginia. The Phillips School is a private non-for-profit school for children with special needs—such as autism and behavioral health needs.
Since students had the holiday off, volunteers could deploy throughout the building and grounds. Outside, they removed hazards such as rocks and spread mulch around the landscaping. Inside, volunteers painted cheerful, bright murals— fluffy trees and happy, polka dotted mushrooms. The team also put together sensory furniture and organized the school’s library.
Dominion Energy’s Fairfax office is next door to the Phillips School. “We’re so glad to be able to help out our neighbors-- especially children who need a little extra attention. Volunteering and helping others is part of DNA here at Dominion Energy,” said David Tobey, Fairfax Distribution Operations.
The Fairfax team also put together hygiene bags and snack packs for the children.