Project Makeover Hampton Roads

Friday, August 17, 2018 - Sunday, August 19, 2018

4:00 PM Friday - 6:00 PM Sunday at Jacox Elementary School

UPDATE:  Project Makeover wrapped up its final day and so much was done by amazing volunteers to brighten up Jacox Elementary School for the students and staff.    From basketball courts, to murals, and even painted bathrooms, there is a lot for them to see when they head back next month for the new school year!  Please check out the makeover as it was in progress by clicking this link to a feature on News 3 WTKR: A NORFOLK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL GETS A MAKEOVER THANKS TO THREE LOCAL GROUPS.

Project Makeover Hampton Roads is a community initiative by Junior League of Norfolk-Virginia Beach, tHRive Young Professionals, and the Urban Renewal Center.  Its purpose is to create a more dynamic learning environment for elementary students in Hampton Roads.  We plan to accomplish this goal by refurbishing one elementary school each year and need your help to do it!

On August 17-19, we will bring together more than 200 volunteers to makeover Jacox Elementary School in Norfolk, VA.  Volunteers will have the opportunity to create a lasting impact at Jacox through various projects including landscaping, painting indoor and outdoor murals, revamping the school library, and revitalizing the school playground.

Volunteer sign-ups are open now for both individuals and organizations.  To sign up, go to and complete the Google form to reserve your spot.  Closer to the makeover weekend, we will send out confirmation emails with more instructions.

This event is RAIN OR SHINE and volunteers must be age 18 or older.  (If you work with a high school population that is interested in participating, please contact us directly to discuss how they may be involved.)  Additional questions can be directed to

Jacox Elementary School is located at 1300 Marshall Ave., Norfolk, VA 23504.  We hope you will roll up your sleeves and meet us there for a rewarding weekend!

Thank you to our current corporate and in-kind sponsors!  Please click on the logos to learn more about these generous supporters.

Silver Sponsors:

Erin Conway, Esq. of Wolcott Rivers Gates

Crystal Clear Eye Surgeons

Virtexco Corporation

Bronze Sponsors:

Jeff Floyd of Roc Solid Foundation and James Templeton of Allfirst LLC

Automotive Care Express, Inc.

Benny Damato’s

C.W. Brinkley, Inc. Construction

Carlton Building Services

David Goodwin & Family

Hampton Roads Soccer Council

Keep Norfolk Beautiful

Kempsville Center for Behavioral Health

Music Makes You Happy Entertainment

Spartyka Foundation

Volunteer Hampton Roads

School Advocates:

Gabriella Beale, REALTOR

Kasey Gasparich Cardell, Licensed Agent with New York Life

Cure Coffeehouse

Megan Morris with Cova Collective Realty

Nicolle and Michael Del Favero

Delta Zeta Tidewater Alumnae

Barbara Haga

Jeremy Caleb Johnson, Long & Foster/Christie’s Luxury Real Estate

Lauren Perry Studio

Michael Goldberg of Sherwin Williams at Shore Drive

Zachary Shelsby of Sherwin Williams at Holland Road

Taylor’s Do it center


Wiley Law Offices, PLLC

Joanna Zadrazil

Volunteer Groups

ABNB Federal Credit Union Cox Communications
Frontier Technology Inc. KPMG
Norfolk WIC Program Reflections of a Queen 675
Rotary Club of Norfolk, VA Urban League of Hampton Roads Young Professionals
Wisdom Enterprise Xi Omicron Chapter of Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority Inc.