Serve Generously, Give Joyfully, and Pray
During the SALT Serveathon, each grade is assigned its own project for the day where they are able to learn about an area of need in the community and experience how serving others really can make a difference in the world. Examples of past service opportunities include sorting and stocking shelves at a local food pantry, cleaning up local parks, making seniors smile at a retirement home, packing over 10,000 meals for hungry children, taking adults with special needs on a bowling outing, and making teddy bears for fire fighters to take to children who have been in an accident. It’s a day of hard work and heart change, blessing others, and being blessed.
SALT is also an important philanthropic effort and encourages a culture of giving. Instead of selling wrapping paper or walking a 5K to raise money, students seek sponsors for this day of service by reaching out to family, friends, and neighbors to ask for support. Donations generate critical funds for the school, including the tuition assistance program, fulfilling another Geneva value: to make Christian classical education available to families who wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford it. SALT raised around $300,000 (net) in October 2022.
Here is where we served on September 29, 2023
K4: Making Teddy Bears for the Fire Station
K: Alabama Oaks of Winter Park & Allegro, Winter Park
1st: Care Packages for the Military
2nd: Blessing Bags for the Homeless
3rd: Feeding Children Everywhere
4th: Orlando Children’s Church
5th: Mead Botanical Garden
6th: Feeding Children Everywhere
7th: GreenUp Orlando
8th: Choices Women’s Clinic
9th: United Against Poverty (UP) Orlando
10th: House of Hope Orlando
11th: The Sharing Center
12th: The Russell Home
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