Throughout the school year, Glenforest students participate in service learning projects to better the community and gain real-world experience by volunteering. Check out the projects for the 2014-2015 school year.
Lexington Medical Center Foundation: Women’s Imaging Center
Harvest Hope Food Bank
Through the leadership of our student government, our School will donate food (or make a monetary contribution) to support the mission of Harvest Hope of feeding South Carolina’s hungry. Our students will assist Harvest Hope by providing for the needs of hungry people by gathering and sharing quality food, with dignity, compassion and education.
Families Helping Families and Adopt-a-Highway
Our student government and Glenforest School will partner with Families Helping Families (FHF) in the Midlands. FHF provides assistance to more than 3,000 families in need of food, clothing, and Christmas gifts by organizing holiday giving for the neediest families in South Carolina.
Sixth Annual Barefoot Walk
The Glenforest School student body looks to be a voice to the millions of children worldwide that go everyday without shoes. All students, staff, parents, and board members are encouraged to take part in the walk at some point along the way. During the month of January, we will be collecting new athletic style shoes for Samaritanʼs Feet.
American Heart Association’s Hoops for Heart
The Hoops For Heart is an education and fundraising event that will engage the elementary and secondary students with jumping rope and playing basketball, while empowering them to improve their own health and help other kids with heart-health issues. The students will learn the value of community service and become empowered to contribute to their community’s welfare.
Pennies for Patients: SC Chapter of Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Pennies for Patients is a service program that helps fight blood cancers. It’s KIDS HELPING KIDS. It’s as easy as students collecting spare change or as interactive as online fundraising. The students will receive (i) materials: collection boxes for classroom and for each student, personalized online fund raising page, posters, videos, dear parent letters, morning announcements, paper penny pads, project ideas, lesson plans for all grade levels and coordinator guide; (ii) lunch: a luncheon or party for the top class (Glenforest must raise $500); (iii) planning meeting: a staff from the Society will come to Glenforest for an educational and fun assembly to kick off the Pennies program, and meet with the student government body to help prepare and plan for a successful campaign; and (iv) rewards: classroom pennants to recognize high achieving classrooms.
Lexington Interfaith Community Services
Children’s Garden CDC
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Columbia and Adpot-a-Highway
Ronald McDonald House is an 8 bedroom house. In case our group is too large to serve in the actual House, some projects that are popular among larger groups include pop tab collection contests between grades and wish list item drives. While these projects are not done at the physical House, they still contribute to their mission to serve families of hospitalized children.