SPARKS — A few old sheds got a bit of shine and new life Thursday when volunteers from Keller Williams Realty donated their time and effort to paint the outdoor structures at Sparks Middle school and Agnes Risley Elementary Schools.
“It does look a lot better!” said Kevin Carroll, principal at Sparks Middle School when he got his first glance at the three sheds outside of the classrooms. “They match the school.”
The three sheds, with new layer of cream-colored paint, hold all the odds and ends that the school doesn’t utilize on a daily basis, Carroll said.
“We use it for desks, furniture … anything we are not utilizing right now,” he said.
One shed was a blue utility shed and the others were mixed and matched as needed.
Now, with the help of Keller Williams Realty, the all look new and in good condition.
“It’s nice that it matches the school,” Carroll said. “It’s huge! Especially in a time when the budget doesn’t have a lot of extra funds. It makes a huge difference for us.”
The Washoe County School District supervises the largest volunteer force in the state. Every year 16,000 volunteers donate their time to help students, teachers and staff district.
Keller Williams Realty approached the district earlier this year to offer help in the school maintenance department, said district spokeswoman Victoria Campbell.