Caldwell Compassion is Caldwell Academy’s spring fundraiser and schoolwide day of service in the local community.
When is Caldwell Compassion?
Wednesday, April 5, 2017, during the regular school day.
Who will be involved in Caldwell Compassion?
Students, faculty, staff, and parents will participate in Caldwell Compassion. Faculty and students will serve during regular school hours at organizations within the Greensboro community. Younger Grammar students will stay onsite to work on projects brought to campus by local nonprofits. Parents are welcome and encouraged to volunteer at any of our service locations.
Where did students serve in 2016?
Caldwell Compassion 2016 had an incredible impact not only on Caldwell and its students, but also on the Greensboro community. Over 900 students, staff, and parent volunteers serving 11 nonprofit organizations participated by donating over 5,000 volunteer hours for our day of service.
Our Preschool students participated in Caldwell Compassion by collecting items in advance of our day of service.They contributed over 120 lbs. of canned goods to the Out of the Garden Project and over 250 lbs. of dog food to the Humane Society of the Piedmont.
Kindergarten through 3rd Grade
On campus, our Kindergarten through 3rd Grade students worked on many activities benefiting five different organizations. They packed 400 Crayons Matter backpacks with art supplies and artwork that they created that day to be shipped to Ghana over the weekend for distribution to children in that country.
Students also made over 1300 dog treats,400 bandanas, bagged over 1000 lbs. of dog food for the Humane Society, and made 450 treat bags for Red Dog Farm.
Have you ever seen 36,000 pounds of potatoes? Well, our students sure have! What a job they did by jumping right in to bag 10-pound bags of potatoes that were then distributed out to more than 18 individual food pantries and kitchens across Greensboro and the Winston-Salem area to feed the homeless and hungry.
Our 4th and 5th Grade classes served two organizations: BackPack Beginnings and the Out of the Garden Project, both of which fight children’s hunger in the local Greensboro community. Packing backpacks with food and sorting food for distribution was just the beginning of what these students accomplished
6th and 7th Grade
The 6th and 7th Grade students worked to protect our natural resources for the Piedmont Land Conservancy at Lindale Farm. These students spent their day outdoors picking up more than 2 tons of trash that had been washed down the banks of the Deep River.
Our 8th Grade students traveled to Camp Weaver, where they weeded, mulched and planted an organic garden while cleaning up the property in time for summer camp. They finished jobs that would usually take their organization a week to complete.
9th through 12th Grade
Over 200 Rhetoric students served at the Salvation Army and the Boys & Girls Clubs. At the Salvation Army’s Center of Hope facility, students painted, created a new garden, sorted the food pantry, sorted donations for the Salvation Army retail stores, and more.
Another group of students cleaned out trash and furniture in a storage facility, saving the Boys & Girls Clubs over $7000 by donating volunteer hours to do work the organization would have had to pay someone else to do.
The Rhetoric Advanced Art classes put their talents to work as they painted a mural for the New Arrivals Institute while also assisting refugee and immigrant families with the English language and their conversational skills.
How can I be involved in Caldwell Compassion?
- Become a Corporate Sponsor: Our Corporate Sponsors are listed below. Click here for more information about sponsorship. If you have questions about Corporate Sponsorship, please contact Floy Collis at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Donate: Please use the button at the top this page to make a donation to Caldwell Compassion.
Caldwell Compassion 2017 Corporate Sponsors
Caldwell Academy would like to thank the following 2017 Corporate Sponsors for supporting Caldwell Compassion