A Big Win for the Community: Hoops Rivalry Means Helping Hands

More than 30 local schools and community agencies in need of aid will host teams of willing workers – University of Cincinnati and Xavier University students, fans, friends and alumni – during the Crosstown Helpout on Saturday, Jan. 24, that precedes the Feb. 3 Crosstown ShootOut basketball game between the two schools.

Up to 900 participants are expected to lend a hand, a broom or a brush that day, first gathering at UC’s Fifth Third Arena at Shoemaker Center at 8:30 a.m.  Then, volunteers will work from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. 

Sponsors of this year’s Helpout are ARAMARK Corporation, Chiquita Brands International Inc., Glidden Paints, Home City Ice Co., The Home Depot Inc., Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, LaRosa’s, Panera Bread, the UC Alumni Association and XU’s Alumni Association. 

Volunteers can register for the Helpout at http://www.crosstownhelpout.com or by calling UC’s alumni office at 513-556-4344 or XU’s alumni office at 513-745-3081.

Crosstown Helpout Beneficiary sites:

• Annunciation School, 3545 Clifton Ave., Clifton – painting, cleaning, building shelves

• Bond Hill Academy, 1510 California Ave., Bond Hill – cleaning, painting

• Boys Hope-Girls Hope, 340 Gest St., downtown – painting, minor repairs

• Brighton Center, 706 Park Ave., Newport – painting day-care facility

• Churches Active in Northside, 4230 Northside Ave. – painting, laying new floor, maintenance/repairs

• Cincinnati Therapeutic Riding & Horsemanship, 1342 State Route 50, Milford – painting, weatherproofing wood in indoor riding ring, clearing fence lines

• Cincinnati Waldorf School, 745 Derby Ave., Winton Place – repairs and improvements to classroom and playground equipment

• College Hill Fundamental Academy, 1625 Cedar Ave., College Hill – painting restrooms and locker rooms

• Contact Center, 1227 Vine St., Over-the-Rhine – waxing floors, sorting toys

• Corryville Catholic Elementary, 108 Calhoun St., Corryville – painting, cleaning

• East End Community Heritage School, 2423 Eastern Ave., East End – painting, repair work

• First Step Home, Inc., 2203 Fulton Ave., Walnut Hills – painting

• Hughes Center High School, 2515 Clifton Ave. – painting

• Hyde Park School, 3401 Edwards Road – painting school cafeteria and front hallway

• LeBlond Community Center, 2335 Eastern Ave., East End – painting/cleaning cupboards, hanging wall hooks

• Montessori Center Room, Inc. Pre-School, 2505 Eastern Ave., East End – painting classroom

• North Avondale Montessori School, 615 Clinton Springs Ave., North Avondale – painting

• North Avondale Recreation Center, 617 Clinton Springs Ave. – painting gym, fitness center and storage room

• Norwood Middle School, 2060 Sherman Ave. – painting

• Our Daily Bread, 1730 Race St., Over-the-Rhine – cleaning tables, chairs, floors, walls

• Our Mother of Sorrows School, 7243 E. Lawn Dr., Roselawn – painting hallways, stairwells and classrooms

• Parham School, 1835 Fairfax Ave., Evanston – painting

• ReSTOC, 114 W. 14th St., Over-the-Rhine – rehabbing two apartments

• Roselawn Condon School, 7735 Greenland Pl. – painting inside doors and railings

• St. Aloysius Orphanage, 4721 Reading Rd., Bond Hill

• St. Augustine School, 1840 Jefferson Ave., Covington – cleaning and painting walls

• St. Francis-St. Joseph Catholic Worker House, 1437 Walnut St., Over-the-Rhine – cleaning windows and basement

• St. Frances de Sales School, 1602 Madison Ave., Evanston – cleaning, painting, general maintenance

• St. Vincent de Paul School, 4036 River Rd., Riverside – cataloguing library books

• Stepping Stones Center, 5650 Given Rd., Indian Hill – painting

• Welcome House of N. Kentucky, 205 Pike St., Covington – painting offices

• Winton Hills Community Center, 5170 Winneste Ave., Winton Place – painting, cleaning, repairs

• Withrow School, 2488 Madison Rd., Hyde Park – painting lockers and walls

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