HOLA on YouTube

It’s been quite an exciting time behind the scenes at HOLA. For six weeks, HOLA staff worked tirelessly prepping for the big day and on June 1, Bing and DoSomething.org kicked off the Bing Summer of Doing right here at HOLA! The Bing Summer of Doing aims to inspire young people to come together and give back to their communities throughout the summer. The Bing Summer of Doing is in celebration of the new Bing, which combines the best of search with the best people from popular social networks like Facebook and Twitter, to help people spend less time searching and more time doing.

Bing and DoSomething.org worked alongside celebrities (including Hilary Duff, Cody Simpson, Rachael Leigh Cook, Keke Palmer, Teresa Palmer, Phoebe Tonkin, Cassie Scerbo, IM5 Band, Tinsel Korey, Ryan Ochoa, Tyler Ritter, Christopher Massey and Haley Pullos) and volunteers to beautify and renovate HOLA and the Lafayette Recreation Center. Projects included renovating our rec room, remodeling an outdoor space into a classroom and sustainable garden, painting murals and sprucing up a couple of bathrooms. At the end of a fantastic day, the completed projects were unveiled for the excited kids. Closing remarks were made by Aria Finger, (COO of DoSomething.org), Lisa Gurry (Sr. Director of Bing), Tony Brown (HOLA’s Executive Director) and Regina Adams (Executive Officer, Department of Recreation and Parks). Australian teen pop star Cody Simpson treated the kids to a surprise performance and pizza party (thanks to Yum! Brands). Thank you to all the volunteers (including the incredible guys from Clune Construction), Bing and DoSomething.org for helping to renovate and refurbish HOLA and the Lafayette Recreation Center. A special thank you goes out to HOLA Board Member David Dalton for his design expertise and Alex Nataren, HOLA’s Operations Director, and his team who worked non-stop to get the projects ready for the big day. To view photos from the day, click here.

Coverage from the day can be viewed at:



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