One Great Day of Service
The Christ School, an independent, Christ-centered K – 8 school located in downtown Orlando, celebrates service to our community at its annual event, One Great Day of Service.
One Great Day of Service takes place on Friday, October 30, 2015. An important tradition at The Christ School since the event was first implemented in 2001, One Great Day of Service is a day in which all TCS students, teachers, staff members and parent volunteers spend an entire day volunteering at a variety of locations in the Central Florida community. The Christ School believes that a day of service at all grade levels provides a unique opportunity to learn the Biblical value of serving others and teaches children to be community leaders. “One Great Day of Service is one of the highlights of our school year,” says Jason Powell, Head of School. “The act of serving brings many blessings to our students. Participants experience the joy of showing compassion and sharing their gifts and talents with those who can benefit from them. They learn to look beyond themselves and focus on others. Through service, team-building opportunities with classmates are plentiful as the students work together, sharing their individual strengths to complete their tasks.”
Each grade will assist with age-specific activities at various community service facilities including city parks and non-profit community organizations with the goal of making a difference to those in our local community. In addition to providing much needed volunteer services, The Christ School’s students enhance their own educational experience by learning more about the community in which they live.
This year, students and volunteers from The Christ School will serve at the following locations on One Great Day of Service:
- First Presbyterian Church of Orlando
- City of Orlando Fire Station 1
- Green Up Orlando, Langford Park
- Matthew’s Hope
- Society of St. Andrew’s at Long and Scott Farms
- House of Hope
- Clean The World
- Harvest Time International
- Equine Angels
- Pet Alliance of Orlando