Community service has long been an integral part of the Meadowbrook School philosophy of how to
teach our children through our actions and deeds.
The spirit of helping others and giving back to the community we live in is a core element of the Meadowbrook experience.
Students at every grade level learn the value of giving of themselves for the greater good. They also learn how service benefits both those offering it as well as those receiving it.
Over the last several years, students, teachers, and parents have been involved in a variety of community service projects and activities that support the community around us. Through these activities, our students develop an understanding of the importance of volunteering and helping others in a meaningful way.
Some of our on-going community service programs include:
- Over 15 years supporting the Food Cupboard, a local area food bank
- A Community Blood Drive
- The Soup Kitchen at the Church of the Advocate
- US Marine’s Toys for Tots
- The Poncho Project for the Older Adult Specialty Unit at Abington Hospital
- Grade-specific projects with senior citizen communities in the area
At Meadowbrook, learning goes beyond academics.
Through our ongoing commitment to serve the broader community of which we are a part, we help our students learn that service is a part of daily living.
By helping others, our students learn compassion, generosity, and empathy – lessons they will carry throughout life.
Meadowbrook School Annual Blood Drive
We are Lifesavers!
Meadowbrook’s annual Red Cross Blood Drive held on October 29th was a success! 31 units of blood were collected. A heartfelt thank you to the faculty, staff, parents, and friends who gave their time to donate blood so that others might live.
The students who volunteered their time to work at the blood drive are to be commended. They were responsible, mature, and friendly, and they received many compliments from the Red Cross staff as well as the donors. Thank you Delaney Stout, Delaney Swartz, Serafina, Annie, Olivia, Matthew, and Gabby. You were all wonderful Meadowbrook Ambassadors!
Many thanks to all the students who encouraged their parents or other adults to donate blood as well as to the students who colored posters that were used to advertise the blood drive. Thank you also to Mr. Frank and Mr. Tom for setting up the gym and for putting up directional signs on and off campus and to Mrs. Mockaitis for the use of the science room. Thank you to Mrs. Brogan for all of the electronic advertising for the blood drive.
A special thank you goes to Kisha Barnwell (mom of Jacob and Jaylin), who helped with advertising and recruiting donors. She also stayed throughout the blood drive to help, and she made sure our student volunteers got fed. Also thank you to Laura Betz and Anna Blair for their hard work making this happen as our faculty chairs.
Thank you again for a wonderful Meadowbrook Blood Drive, we are looking forward to next year!