Remarkable Community Service Experiences
On Service Saturday, February 25, student groups and the community came together to celebrate through service, a 75-year tradition of stepping up for others. On campus, community members donated two truckloads of items for Beds for Kids, including books, light bulbs, bedding, mattresses, and bedroom furniture. Others made blankets for the organization.
But Beds for Kids was not the only beneficiary of the more than 1,000 hours of service demonstrated by more than 300 students on Service Saturday. To name just a few activities, younger students baked treats for police and firefighters, older students cooked meals for the homeless and packaged necessity bags, a group of ninth graders cleaned up the property at The Relatives, and others participated in cleaning up woods and streams.
Thank you to everyone who supported Service Saturday. And special thanks to Susan Hamil and Mary Tabor Engel for their tireless commitment in planning Service Saturday.
The service continues next week. We are grateful to TreesCharlotte for providing every Country Day student with an oak seedling to plant around the city. Four and fifth graders will help prepare the seedlings for planting and learn about how trees benefit our ecosystem. Additionally, 75 larger oak trees were planted by the senior class at a new park in West Charlotte.