Employees of Leominster-based Affordable Interior Systems (AIS) volunteered their time at local schools on Friday, Sept. 21 in support of the United Way of North Central Massachusetts’ annual Day of Caring.

The volunteers assisted with school ground clean-up, including spreading mulch, raking leaves, picking up weeds and cutting back branches at two elementary schools in Leominster, Priest Street School and the Bennet School, where AIS held a mentoring program earlier this year.

AIS is a longtime supporter of the Central Massachusetts community, consistently donating their time and resources through donations and volunteer efforts to organizations in the area.

“AIS is committed to United Way and the great work it does in creating community-led solutions to improve the education, financial stability and health in the communities in which we live and serve,” said Bruce Platzman, CEO and president of AIS. “United Way of North Central Massachusetts is an important part of our community as it works to advance the common good and empower others to have a positive effect in their own backyards — and it’s a mission we believe in at AIS, as well.”

Each year, residents and businesses of North Central Massachusetts come together to work on projects in their local communities in support of the Annual Day of Caring. These events connect corporate employees with local agencies for hands-on volunteer opportunities. Projects include everything from playground cleanup, to painting, to trail building.

AIS is a MassMade company that prides itself on its commitment to the community and the Massachusetts economy.

“The 23rd Annual United Way Day of Caring was a great success thanks to the participation of companies such as AIS, Inc.,” said Volunteer Center Manager Fran Longton. “CEO, Bruce Platzman and his employees are active supporters of our programs including Combat Hunger and our Partnering for Literacy Volunteer Mentor program. AIS has been instrumental in the success of these programs and the Day of Caring. Thank you, AIS.”