AAI employees Phil Jurkiewicz, Christopher Bell, and Gary Lessner, work on a bike at Villa Maria.

Instead of sleeping in on a recent Saturday, seventeen employees from AAI Corporation arrived bright and early to repair bikes for Villa Maria’s Residential Treatment Program and also to beautify the grounds of the Villa Maria campus in Timonium.

Headquartered in Hunt Valley, AAI has participated in Days of Caring at the Villa campus for over a decade, doing everything from weeding to planting to painting guard rails and much more.  This year’s efforts meant that the Children’s Memorial Garden was once again transformed into an inviting sitting area for children and families, and additional areas were also beautified nearby the entrance of the residential building.

The children were especially happy to see the return of the bikes, which make a debut every spring once volunteer groups have repaired and checked all 60 of them for safety.

Phil Jurkiewicz, Christopher Bell, and Gary Lessner, pictured above, returned two weeks later to continue the bike repair work.