St. Clement's School Community Service Day
In celebration of St. Clement’s School (SCS) inaugural Community Service Day, SCS students volunteered at 28 registered charitable organizations in the Greater Toronto Area. More than 450 students, from grades 1 through 12, along with staff and parents contributed over 1,500 volunteer hours on December 19th.
The Day began with a group of SCS students who had the desire to give back even more to their community,” says Martha Perry, Principal, SCS. “This initiative has allowed us to create a program that provides our students with essential learning tools and life skills so they can foster a higher learning within their community.
The charities, selected by students, parent volunteers and staff, included hospitals, food and clothing banks, senior’s retirement centres, shelters and children’s education and creative centres. Some of the activities at the organizations included the SCS Choir singing at the Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre, food sorting at the Scott Mission and Second Harvest, preparing meals for Out of the Cold and community centres, accompanying drivers on Wheels on Meals, and gift distribution at the Salvation Army. “The SCS Community Service Day seemed like a natural next step in the philanthropic initiative of the school and student body,” adds Georgia Stangeland, SCS community service head and grade 12 student. “We were excited to be able to partner with these incredible organizations and make a hands-on connection with the community we learn and grow in." For more information visit www.scs.on.ca
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