Volunteers from Ben & Jerry's Fix Up Shade Tree Shelter | Community Spirit
Hundreds of volunteers from the Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream gathered Friday to help clean up a shelter for homeless women and children.
Members of the company’s franchisee community took time away from their annual global conference being held in Las Vegas to give the Shade Tree Shelter a facelift.
Volunteers cleaned the shelter, painted the building and sorted through donations. They finished with an ice cream social and celebration.
“This is a tremendous opportunity and such a tremendous gift. Every year we serve between 3,500 and 4,000 women and children and our building is actually over 12 years old. We want to make sure that we provide a clean and safe environment for our residents to heal and we cannot do that without our community support,” said DeAndre Esteen Director of Development at The Shade Tree.
Palms Casino owner George Maloof is one of Ben & Jerry’s franchisees and suggested helping the Shade Tree for the company’s community project.