Wells Fargo, City Year give one Philly school a complete transformation

"Over probably $250,000 in terms of the new furniture and paint and everything else that goes into this."

Hadas Kuznits
May 19, 2018 - 8:47 pm

Hadas Kuznits | KYW Newsradio

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Over 600 Wells Fargo and City Year volunteers spent Saturday completely transforming an elementary school in the Fairhill section of the city.

Cramp Elementary School Principal Deanda Logan says being chosen by City Year and Wells Fargo for their weekend volunteer project was like hitting the lottery.

"We were so happy,” she said. “Think of when we won the Super Bowl for the Eagles -- a zillion times happier than even that."

Aldustus Jordan, with Wells Fargo, says they're investing a lot into this school.

"Over probably $250,000 in terms of the new furniture and paint and everything else that goes into this and that doesn't include volunteer hours as well," he said. 

Cramp teacher leader Tonya Cabeza says every wall has been painted, rooms have been completely refurbished, kids with perfect attendance are getting free bikes and the students have no idea.

"When the kids come here on Monday and see what has happened to their school, they're not even going to know what to do," Cabeza said.