In August Valero completed the beautification of Wilmington Park Early Education Center, but the team wasn’t done with their transformative projects. They took on another beautification project at Hawaiian Avenue Elementary in Wilmington. Their team completed two giant murals, one spanning four classrooms and the other covering two stories! The murals brighten the campus and infuse a little Hawaii into the school. “Valero is an amazing partner who always does a phenomenal job beautifying our local schools,” said Chad Mayer, Executive Director of Sharefest. “We know this project infused life into the school and will bring a smile to many kiddos faces. With this second project, Valero has invested $37,500 into the Wilmington Community. Amazing!”

One of the best surprises of the day was learning Sharefest Alumnus, Angelica Estrada, is now a teacher at Hawaiian Avenue Elementary! Seeing Sharefest youth achieve their goals and return to their communities to teach the next generation is empowering for both Sharefest and Valero.

“We choose to work with Sharefest because they believe in community transformation. We know our work beautifies schools, but we also know Sharefest’s ongoing work transforms youth. Working with an organization that shares our passion for the community is extremely important to all of us at Valero,” shared Brissa Sotelo-Vargas, Director, Community Relations & Government Affairs. “We are thrilled with the project at Hawaiian Avenue Elementary and look forward to more projects in the coming  year.”

Sharefest is very grateful for Valero and their team believing in our mission and participating in community transformation.