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Community service is an important part of our MCS community. All students participate in community service activities and events throughout the year. Students learn to be a part of the global community and share their time and abilities to help others.
Over the years, MCS families have worked together on several community service projects. MCS families donated and delivered 600 pounds of food to the Eastway Elementary Backpack program, supplying students with backpacks of nutritious foods to supplement what they are receiving at home.
The MCS Snowflake Project involves MCS families purchasing items needed by local families for the holidays. This was done to aid those receiving services from Orange County Social Services, Welcome Baby, and a local nursing home.
We have also gathered hands, big and small, to cut and tie large pieces of fleece to create blankets to donate to Project Linus.This national program provides blankets to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise need handmade blankets and afghans.
As part of our annual Scholastic Book Fair, we have collected hundreds of gently used books and newly purchased books to share with the greater community through Book Harvest.
Annually, MCS students create and donate art through a non-profit created by an MCS slumnus: Art for Hospice.
Many of our community service projects are initiated by the students who have carefully chosen organizations that they feel very passionate about supporting. Upper Elementary students have solicited donations of food and supplies for a local animal shelter. Other students have collected donations for the North Carolina Therapeutic Riding Center. Student-led fundraising efforts are widely supported by families in our community.