Community Service Fund - A Year of Giving
Stamford Students were active in Community Service this year thanks to the Stamford Parent Teacher Association fundraising for the Community Service Fund. The funds support the charities that the students choose each year. Every grade at Stamford engaged in a different activity to give back both locally and regionally.
Stamford's approach is one which involves student-driven initiatives, reflection, and connecting meaningful service to students' personal development within the International Baccalaureate curriculum.
Check out how the students gave back this 2014-2015 school year!
Nursery classes had a bake sale raising $461 to benefit Children’s Cancer Foundation (Singapore).
Singaporean Children's Cancer Foundation seeks to improve the quality of lives of children with cancer and their families through enhancing their emotional, social, and medical well-being.
Pre-Kindergarten classes raised $2804 to benefit Club Rainbow.
Club Rainbow Singapore is committed to providing comprehensive help to children who are suffering from a range of chronic and life-threatening illnesses and their families.
Kindergarten 1 made and sold Christmas cards to raise funds for the Make A Wish Foundation.
Make-A-Wish grant wishes to children between 3 to 18 years old with life-threatening illnesses. Wish granting has a life-changing experience on children and their families the impact is powerful and positive, giving the child hope, strength and joy to carry on journey.
Kindergarten 2 worked to support the Garden City Fund.
Garden City Fund was established by the National Parks Board but is managed independently as a charity.
100% of donations raised go towards projects it supports. These projects complement National Parks' efforts towards fulfilling its City in a Garden vision. By engaging the community, Garden City Fund hopes to cultivate a love for the environment and promote a sense of ownership in our natural heritage.
Grade 1 and Grade 5 chose to visit with senior citizens at St. Johns Home for the Elderly.
St. Johns provides shelter and care for the needy elderly who have no home or suitable accommodation, or whose close relatives have no adequate facilities for looking after them.
Grade 2 donated books to Project Book Matters.
Project BookMATTERS is a non-profit initiative to help underprivileged children in Southeast Asia further their English literacy development. By passing on donated books to the children, Project BookMATTERS hopes to bring the joy of learning to them and make a difference to their lives.
Grade 3 raised $10,000 from their on campus walkathon to support Ronald McDonald House.
The Ronald McDonald House program provides a “home-away-from-home” for families, allowing them to be close to their hospitalized child at no cost.
Grade 4 gave birthday cheer to Willing Hearts Seniors.
This organization provides birthday celebrations for senior citizens in local homes for the elderly.
Secondary School Students worked with local charities complimenting their curriculum and grade level service projects including Stamford's partnership at the Cambodia Hope School. Along with World Assistance for Cambodia, the Stamford community has built a school in Kampong Chhnang, Boribo Province of Cambodia, giving children in a rural, poor area an opportunity for a better education and a brighter life.
This school year Grade 10 students worked over a period of two months to develop lesson plans and materials to deliver to the Cambodia Hope School. Materials donated included a school supply pack for each student, sports equipment and English as a Second Language (ESL) resources to assist in training local teachers to integrate English into daily lessons.
These opportunities along with the building of an additional classroom at the Cambodia Hope School for a cost of $23,000 have been made possible through the funds raised from the Stamford PTA Gala and the Secondary Student Council.
Stamford students have exhibited a caring and open-minded attitude, leaving a strong legacy for a continued partnership between Stamford and local charities for years to come.