CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Students from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business were up bright and early Saturday morning for their annual Building Goodness in April event. 

Every April, students team up with Building Good to help local residents repair and improve their houses. From painting to building a drainage system, students say they are happy to give back to the place they call home.

“I mean Charlottesville is our home and we wanted to spend a Saturday here and give back to it a little bit,” Darden student Jeff Delsordo said.

“We have gotten so much out of the Charlottesville community it's only fair that we as students and individuals give back and make it better,” Darden Student Peter Hogan said. 

A group of more than 100 students were divided among projects around the community. Executive Director of Building Goodness, Courtney Polk, says the physical repairs are a small part of the bigger picture. 

“It’s everyone coming together to make our community and neighborhoods better, and that's really what it is all about,” Polk said. 

And while the business students were put to work, they had some extra hands to help get the job done. 

"It involves so many parts of the community. We have the UVA students from Darden, but we also have local construction professionals, we’ve got regular volunteers and always have family members as well,” Polk said. 

With some professional help, students were able to accomplish quite a few tasks around the property. 

“The entire exterior of the house needed to be painted, we demoed this front porch area to clear out the area on the front porch, and we also dug and installed this French drain to help with the water problems in the front yard,” Delsordo said. 

This year's Building Goodness in April event marks the 25th year of the nonprofit upgrading and helping improve homes in the community.