ST. LOUIS — Nearly 20 volunteers from 5 On Your Side spent part of their Friday painting classroom walls and storage materials for Lift for Life Academy. 

The school is preparing to open its elementary campus to serve K through second graders for the first time in the school's 19-year history. 

Lift for Life is one of five organizations selected for 5 On Your Side's Project 5 initiative. 5 On Your Side selected five organizations to receive $10,000 to go toward their efforts to better their communities. 

In addition to the monetary donation, 5 On Your Side volunteers worked alongside volunteers from The Ritz-Carlton St. Louis on Friday. 

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