Every year on September 11, Mount Vernon students and faculty join forces to pay tribute to those who lost their lives, survived, responded to, and like many of us, were affected by the tragic events of 9/11. We will show our gratitude for service members and first responders, while serving in partnership with several non-profit organizations that make a significant impact throughout Atlanta.
Each division will collect specific items to be organized, packed, and delivered on September 11.
PRESCHOOL: DIAPER DRIVE & FIRST RESPONDERS
Writing letters to first responders and collecting diapers in partnership with Action Ministries
- 22-pack of diapers (size 2 or 4)
- Travel size wipe packs
- Travel size body wash for babies
- Travel size baby lotion
LOWER SCHOOL: BOOK DRIVE & OPERATION GRATITUDE
Writing letters to first responders for Operation Gratitude and collecting books for MV Upper School student Alma Merchant’s organization Creating a Smile, Inspiring Hope
- New or gently used books for infants to teenagers
MIDDLE SCHOOL: FOOD DRIVE & SERVICE MEMBERS
Writing letters to service members and veterans, and collecting food for Holiday meal kits in partnership with Action Ministries
- Grade 6 – canned fruit x2
- Grade 7 – canned soup x2
- Grade 8 – canned vegetables x2
Middle School students will also hear from non-profit guests delivering a series on true, sustainable transformation.
UPPER SCHOOL: FOOD DRIVE & POVERTY SIMULATION
Collecting food for Holiday meal kits and experience poverty simulation in partnership with Action Ministries.
- Grade 9 – canned vegetables x2
- Grade 10 – box of instant stuffing x2
- Grade 11 – pudding snack packs x2
- Grade 12 – can of cranberry sauce x2
Upper School students will also hear from non-profit guests delivering a series on true, sustainable transformation.
Upper Campus donations can be dropped off in the collection boxes inside the front entrance of the Middle School building.
With any questions regarding Helping Hands Day, please contact Director of Spiritual Life Brian Burchik ([email protected]).