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Pepco Helps D.C. Public Schools Kick Off the 2011 School Year

Pepco's "Day of Giving" Supports DCPS' Beautification Day

Washington - Pepco is sponsoring a "Day of Giving" on Saturday, Aug. 20, from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Thomas Elementary School, in support of the District of Columbia Public Schools' (DCPS) Beautification Day. The DCPS Beautification Day was established in 2005 as a city-wide initiative to 'spruce up' District of Columbia public school buildings in preparation of the first day of school. Over 100 schools will benefit from volunteer efforts.

Pepco e mployees and their families will volunteer by helping to improve the aesthetics of Thomas Elementary School, located in Northeast Washington, D.C . Beautific ation efforts will include landscaping, trash pick-up, light painting, flower planting, and other external beautification activities.

"I think this is an amazing initiative to be a part of," said Debbi Jarvis, Pepco Holdings Vice President of Corporate Citizenship and Social Responsibility. "Research shows that a clean working environment improves a child's ability to concentrate, learn and succeed in school and beyond."

To learn more about Beautification Day and other DCPS volunteer initiatives, log on to www.dc.gov/DCPS and visit the Parents and Community section.

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