Vanguard Group Volunteers Assist Pottstown High

POTTSTOWN PA – The fitness room at Pottstown High School got a new coat of paint. So did outside railings and doors, and the school lobby’s ticket booth, as more than 60 volunteers from the Vanguard Group, the high school Key Club and student government, and students and staff of The Hill School recently joined in a United Way-sponsored Day of Caring.

Crew members at Vanguard, a Malvern PA-based investment firm, “believe we have a responsibility to give back to our community,” said the company’s team project leader and Pottstown High graduate Lisa Baglivio.

During the past six years Vanguard and the United Way of Southeast Pennsylvania have sponsored several similar Days of Caring. Workers have given their time and energy to painting and landscaping projects, renovations, cleaning projects, and computer repair and inventory projects in Pottstown, Baglivio noted.

“Partnerships such as these help to save valuable taxpayer dollars while completing much needed projects,” added John Armato, the Pottstown School District’s communications director. “Adults and young people today served as role models and have done their part to ensure that our community moves forward in a positive fashion,” he said of the volunteer effort.

Key Club sponsor Dennis Arms helped to direct students in the painting projects. Barry Angstadt, district supervisor of buildings and grounds, organized the event and participated in its day-long activities. New to this year’s partnership were The Hill School students and staff.

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