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Discover volunteers lend a hand at Lambs Farm

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  • Volunteers work on the entrance garden as more than 200 Discover members worked on service projects Aug. 30 around Lambs Farm in Libertyville. Members of Discover's Corporate Risk Management and Corporate Communications teams planted bushes and trees, painted fences, power washed buildings and repaired building exteriors.

      Volunteers work on the entrance garden as more than 200 Discover members worked on service projects Aug. 30 around Lambs Farm in Libertyville. Members of Discover's Corporate Risk Management and Corporate Communications teams planted bushes and trees, painted fences, power washed buildings and repaired building exteriors.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Senior managers Aileen Kleiman of Bannockburn, front, Angela Brown of Algonquin and Emily Pawluk of Mount Prospect paint a fence at Lambs Farm in Libertyville.

      Senior managers Aileen Kleiman of Bannockburn, front, Angela Brown of Algonquin and Emily Pawluk of Mount Prospect paint a fence at Lambs Farm in Libertyville.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Consultant Matt Biasella of Youngstown, Ohio, left, and Ryan Frew of Lake Zurich plant an evergreen bush at Lambs Farm.

      Consultant Matt Biasella of Youngstown, Ohio, left, and Ryan Frew of Lake Zurich plant an evergreen bush at Lambs Farm.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

  • Senior managers Christine Gerasta of Rolling Meadows and Jacklin Lynch of Mundelein paint a fence as part of the Discover Cares service project in Libertyville.

      Senior managers Christine Gerasta of Rolling Meadows and Jacklin Lynch of Mundelein paint a fence as part of the Discover Cares service project in Libertyville.
    Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer

 
By Gilbert R. Boucher II
gboucher@dailyherald.com

Drivers along Route 176 watched as teams of volunteers painted fences and planted flowers and shrubs near the entrance of Lambs Farm in Libertyville.

Over 200 volunteers from Discover's Corporate Risk Management and Corporate Communications teams helped to renovate and upgrade the facility as part of the Discover Cares program.

"The 'v' in Discover actually is part of our core values and stands for volunteerism," explained Matt Towson, director of community affairs. "We have the Discover Cares program which about 70 percent of our Riverwoods' workforce volunteers throughout the year on various projects like this."

Work projects included dismantling a PVC fence, power washed the exterior of resident homes, painting around the exterior of the Café Green, fall landscaping around the bakery/cafe and thrift store, and helping prepare gift baskets that Lambs Farm will sell in their winter catalog.

"It's so nice to have everyone pitch in and spend some time here at Lambs Farm. We rely a lot on volunteer work," said Elizabeth Reder, Lambs Farm sales manager. "They are amazing that they dedicate their time here for a good cause and to help us is wonderful."

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