Service Above Self

November 23, 2011 § Leave a comment

It takes a truly great person to sacrifice for someone or something else. These truly great people make the world a better place every day. These people pass their joy and love of life to everyone they meet and they live their entire lives giving to others. In order to focus one’s life on others, one must start at an early age.

Counterpane’s Interact Club is sponsored by Rotary Club of Peachtree City. It gives the younger Lower School children an opportunity to give back to their communities and learn a great deal. EarlyAct teaches caring, respect, empathy, responsibility, tolerance, citizenship, compassion, friendship, and leadership.

Actions speak louder than words and the actions of this group clearly speak for themselves. Throughout the 2010-2011 school year the EarlyAct Club at Counterpane completed the following projects:

Dragon Boat Race – they cheered on Counterpane’s InterAct Club at the 2010 Dragon Boat Race.

Sandwiches for the Homeless – the Club made peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for the homeless.

Food Drive – the Club collected food to give to the Fayette Samaritans, a local food bank:

Cancer – the Club coordinated a talk about cancer from Ms. Michelle Blose, a member of the American Cancer Society, in order to support cancer awareness:

Haitian Cards – the Club made cards to congratulate new mothers in Haiti. The cards were given as part of birthing kits:

Pet Supplies Drive – the Club collected supplies for pets in need:

Service Project Day – A day of nothing but service of others!

These giving students have donated time and knowledge to their communities. Additionally, they have recently completed a food drive for the Atlanta Food Bank and routinely buy materials for their classroom using money they obtain after selling vegetables and flowers from their garden each year.

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