JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – Employees of the Jonesboro Unilever Company were working out in the community Tuesday afternoon.
Over 20 volunteers spent their afternoon on the Consolidated Youth Services campuses. They worked alongside CYS students to beautify the campus as part of their annual Unilever Community Action Day.
Bonnie Boon, the executive director of CYS, said it means a lot to both her and CYS students to have members of the community who care.
“The kids are really excited about the fact that someone's coming out here,” said Boon. “They're taking pride in trying to improve the grounds.”
Rob Vrbicek said he and his coworkers are proud to get to go out into their community and help others.
“For those that have hours to spare and those that have the opportunity to have an impact there's no greater place to do it than in Jonesboro,” said Vrbicek.
CYS is an emergency shelter for children ages 8 to 17. They help around 300 children a year from nine Region 8 Counties.