Residents of Carolina Arbors Volunteer at Spring Valley Elementary School

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Volunteers from Carolina Arbors in Durham, NC.
DURHAM, N.C. - eTradeWire -- Del Webb, the nation's leading builder of active adult communities for those 55 and older, is pleased to announce that volunteerism amongst residents of Carolina Arbors at Durham's Spring Valley Elementary School has been consistently strong since the community's inception.

"Carolina Arbors has an admirably strong Elementary School Volunteering Club, with over 50 active club members," said David Carrier, president of PulteGroup's Raleigh division. "The club has volunteered at Spring Valley Elementary School in a variety of ways, from tutoring assistance to fundraising and more. I can speak for Del Webb as a company in saying that we are proud to have such a commendable group of residents."

Approximately one third of the club members are former teachers. Prior to the COVID-19 environment, volunteers regularly assisted Spring Valley Elementary School students via one-to-one and small group reading and math tutorial sessions, as well as the set up and ongoing maintenance of a school garden. They also provided help in the library  and assistance at campus events, such as the school's annual book fair, carnival, and picture day. The Durham School Board of Education honored the Elementary School Volunteering Club with a recognition plaque in 2017; the plaque was in appreciation of the time and resources donated to Spring Valley Elementary by Carolina Arbors' residents. Furthermore, Carolina Arbors residents donated over $4,000 for the Spring Valley Elementary School library in 2019, covering the library's financial needs at that time.

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During COVID-19, no in-person volunteering has taken place. However, a proposal made by the club to offer online tutoring has been accepted, with planning currently underway on best practices to fulfill this assignment. Also, during COVID-19, the club provided information to  the school about a food drive sponsored by the Carolina Arbors' Community Outreach Club to enable access to donated food to student families.

"Establishing the elementary school volunteer group and watching it grow over the last five years has been incredibly gratifying," said club leader Robert Fogel. "This growth included expanding from 21 to 51 volunteers, with many volunteers returning for multiple years. Also, several assumed increasing responsibility in the classroom. To quote one volunteer who speaks for many, 'The teachers are so appreciative. I hope everyone volunteering will get the same kind of joy out of it as I have.'"

Located in Durham off Leesville Road, in close proximity to the intersection of Highway 70 and I-540, PulteGroup's Del Webb began construction on Carolina Arbors' 1,292 homes in 2013. Sales at the community were complete in early 2020, with homeowners consisting of active adults aged 55 and older.

For more information about the lifestyle and community impact of residents at  Carolina Arbors, visit  OurCarolinaArbors.com, or call 919-701-3043. For more information about Del Webb, visit DelWebb.com/Raleigh,

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About Carolina Arbors

Carolina Arbors by Del Webb is a diverse, active lifestyle 55+ community. Located in the renowned Triangle, anchored by the cities of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, our community is rich with amenities, and the best of North Carolina is within easy reach. With 1,292 homes designed for enjoyable main floor living, the community was thoughtfully planned with pocket parks, water features, walking trails, dog parks, a community garden, and a 37,000 square foot community center, supporting a full spectrum of fitness and fun activities, both indoors and out. For more information visit OurCarolinaArbors.com.

About Del Webb

Del Webb is a national brand of PulteGroup, Inc.  Del Webb is the pioneer in active adult communities and America's leading builder of new homes targeted to pre-retirement and retiring boomers.  Del Webb builds consumer inspired homes and communities for active adults ages 55+ who want to continue to explore, grow and learn, socially, physically and intellectually as they look forward to retirement.  For more information on Del Webb, visit www.delwebb.com.

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