Darden Students Building Goodness on April 19

April 14, 2008 — On Saturday, April 19, more than 200 students from the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business will partner with the Building Goodness Foundation's volunteer building contractors and tradesmen for "Building Goodness in April." Through this joint endeavor, volunteers will repair and rehabilitate 11 homes of low-income, elderly and disabled Charlottesville area residents.

The Building Goodness Foundation provides the experienced construction know-how, while Darden students supply hard-working spirit. Funding and materials come from the Darden students, local suppliers and individual donors.

By the end of the day, the volunteers plan to accomplish a lengthy list of home renovations including replacement of exterior windows, a roof, rotting floorboards, an entrance door, gutters, basement steps, a bathroom floor, a heat pump and dry wall. The group will also install and paint trim, evaluate faulty electrical wiring, remove debris and reinforce a kitchen floor.

The Building Goodness Foundation
is an organization powered by skilled volunteers from the construction trades in the Charlottesville/Albemarle community. The organization builds clinics, schools, shelters and other structures for communities in need. The foundation builds for the Charlottesville community, for impoverished and disaster-stricken areas such as the Gulf Coast, and in developing countries like Haiti and Guatemala.

For information, contact Jack Higgins, Building Goodness Foundation project coordinator, via e-mail at jhiggins@buildinggoodness.org or by calling 434-973-0993; or Brian Burke of the Darden School at burkeb08@darden.virginia.edu.