What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal. -Albert Pike
Our Community Service Program provides an integral part of the RCDS educational experience. We are committed to raising socially-aware and compassionate citizens, and the School devotes significant time and energy to serving the community through meaningful, hands-on activities.
As part of this ongoing effort, RCDS students regularly participate in activities that support local programs, such as the CROP Walk for Hunger, Meals on Wheels, SPCA, Holiday Express, Lunch Break, and Scarves for Soldiers. On a global level, a One for Books initiative supports Native American children and Change a Life supports an organization that is building and supporting schools in Uganda. As an extension of our student volunteer activities, many young RCDS alumni return to our campus each summer to volunteer in our own Horizons Student Enrichment Program.
These are just some of the many things we did together in Fall of 2017:
- Filled Monmouth County Food Pantries
- Provided Coats, treats, and holiday gifts for needy families and homeless
- Entertainment, support, and friendship at our carnival and
- Halloween parties
- Harbor School – companionship and even attended their Holiday Concert
- Atrium – We participated in Operation Gratitude and helped write
- 10k letters of thanks for troops, made mats for the homeless, and sang Christmas carols for the hospitalized residents
- RCDS Preschool - Made wreaths for Atrium residents
RCDS students have been asked to bring in rice and beans in bags that they can carry themselves between now and October 13. Because carrying very large bags of food is not feasible for our student helpers, and also for the people who work in the Food Pantry, we ask that rice and beans come in bags that do not weigh more than 10 lbs. each. Please feel free to send in as many bags and cans as you can, as we want to feed as many people as possible.
We have set a goal for each homeroom to collect one hundred pounds of food. Every homeroom that reaches this goal will be given a dress-down day. We want students to participate as much as possible, so we urge you to take your child shopping with you, to let her/him choose the food, carry it, etc.
In addition, RCDS will once again participate in the Red Bank Crop Walk on Sunday, October 15. Please visit our Crop Walk page at the link below for more information and to support our team through a donation or by participating in the walk.
PLEASE NOTE: All students who participate in the Crop Walk on 10/15 must be accompanied by an adult.
Please contact Amy Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.