Montessori School of Columbia Service Learning
Lower elementary students often hold bake sales in response to such natural disasters as earthquakes and tsunami, gather wish-list items for local animal shelters, or collect non-perishable goods for Harvest Hope food bank.
Upper elementary students research volunteer opportunities with local charitable organizations and vote on the projects they will undertake. For many years the upper elementary students have created their own crafts for an annual sale in December. Items include jewelry, sock puppets, purses, gift tags, games, toys, pillows, gingerbread houses, and wreaths in addition to soups and baked goods.
The students have donated the proceeds from these sales to organizations they have researched and agreed upon, including the Children’s Garden, Carlo, and Amman Imman.