LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr., dreamed of a world united not by color, but in spite of it. Today, he would have been proud of the volunteers that showed up at MLK Elementary.
Paint brushes, brooms, and even laughter were shared while beautifying the school in downtown Little Rock. City Year, Arkansas Commitment and The Clinton Foundation worked together to make this day of service happen.
All ages showed up to the event, with kiddos painting by numbers all the way to high school students designing art by free-hand. Around 225 volunteers showed up, exceeding the expectations of around 150.
"I think it's our job to give back to the community and work hard," said 17-year-old Jeana Canady, a senior at Sylvan Hills High School.
The event lasted all morning with lunch as the grand finale.
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