Developing hearts of service within the learners of Mount Vernon is a critical component of the Christian Education experience. Recognizing the importance of responsibility, compassion, and generosity in our learners, Mount Vernon involves the School in hands-on service activities. In addition to Helping Hands Day, learners are required to complete 8 hours (4 per semester) per year. As an entire Mount Vernon community, learners spend over 10,000 hours serving the needs of others in the Atlanta area.
SPRING CLEANING DRIVE (CLEAN OUT YOUR CLOSETS)
February 4 - 19
At Mount Vernon, we strive to foster a spirit of service in our students well beyond traditional service hours. Students exercise service daily by learning how to be grateful for what they have, respecting others, and helping with joy. While service is infused throughout grade-level projects and activities, twice a year our entire community partners with local organizations to collect goods for those who are less fortunate.
This spring, we have expanded our reach to impact more individuals in our local community, through our Spring Cleaning Drive. If you believe #IHaveMoreThanINeed, please consider cleaning out your closets to donate any of the items below.
Clothing and Toiletries for 7 Bridges Women and Children's Center
Young Adult and Children’s Clothing for Year Up Atlanta
Non-perishable food items for Community Assistance Center
Board Games for Somalian RefugeesNew Bed Linens for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Families are welcome to donate any of the items, above. Items will be sorted and delivered to the respective organizations after the drive.
Thank you for continuing to partner with the School to provide assistance to our local community, by sharing the well.
HELPING HANDS DAY
Beginning in 2006, Helping Hands Day is a school-wide day of service during which all Mount Vernon learners, along with faculty and staff, step out of the classrooms and reach into the community. The goal is to provide support to our community while teaching our learners the value of selflessness, compassion and responsibility. Ultimately, this day each year is dedicated to those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.
A major component to the School’s community service and outreach program is engaging our learners in focused philanthropic endeavors during the course of the year. All grade levels, PK-12, engage in a unified, quarterly collection that focuses our attention on a specific need and increases our ability to have a deeper impact by pooling our resources. Engaging our learners in learning the value and meaning of giving is vital to developing well-rounded and distinguished members of the community.