Students Volunteer Thousands of Hours for Celebrating Service Day

Episcopal students provided more than 4,500 hours of community service on Thursday, as every student participated in the school’s annual Celebrating Service Day.

Middle School students packed more than 30,000 meals for Hunger Fight in the Buck Student Center. Also on campus, ESJ students spent their time learning about the Wounded Warrior Project, working with students at the North Florida School of Special Education, senior residents from Brookdale Southside and students from Arlington Elementary. Campus beautification took place on the Munnerlyn and Knight campuses. Students also filled bags for the homeless with toiletries, made toys for homeless pets, wrote more than 150 letters to the troops and more than 100 letters to area hospital patients, painted hundreds of kindness rocks to place around campus and the Jacksonville community, and made inspirational posters for campus and Arlington Community Academy. 

Students in grades eleven and twelve provided service at the St Augustine Road Fish Management Area at Earl Johnson Park, the Old Kings Road YMCA, the Salvation Army on West Adams, Hope Haven, American Cancer Society, Malivai Washington, Arlington Community Academy, and Sanctuary on 8th. Fine Arts choral students brought Songbird – a music therapy program for memory loss patients – to the Starling resident home.

Photos from the day are on Flickr and the Episcopal Facebook page.