Walker School students to participate in day of giving | Community Spirit
MARIETTA, Ga. -- On Dec. 18, some 280 students at The Walker School -- in grades 1 through 5 -- will participate in a “Day of Giving” in support of five local nonprofit organizations (Powers Ferry Elementary School, Books for Africa, The Hope Center, Meals on Wheels, and the AFLAC Cancer Center at CHOA).
As a part of its overall goal of building a well-rounded educational experience, the Cobb independent school encourages and provides opportunities for students to be active student-led in community service projects.
Representatives from the organizations will gather with the Lower School community at 12:45 p.m. to receive the donations and share the impact that students' work has on their organization and people in need.
The projects serve other young people, new moms, and others in need:
- 1st / 3rd Grade – Book drive (with personalized notes and wrapping) for more than 70 1st grade students at Powers Ferry Elementary School and Books for Africa. It’s expected the students will collect more than 500 books
- 2nd Grade – The students will be making several dozen fleece blankets for patients at the AFLAC Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of CHOA for young patients.
- 4th Grade – Students will write Inspirational quotes and then create more than 200 frames and 200 flowers with the messages for the nonprofit, Meals on Wheels, for sick and elderly patients.
- 5th Grade – Making 100 baby burp cloths to be given to fill "blessing bags,” distributed by The Hope Center for new moms