Community Service Is Integral to the Brandon Hall Curriculum

As a requirement for graduation, students must participate in 5 school-sponsored projects per year.

I believe that community service is important because it’s so important to serve others! You learn just as much outside of the classroom as a global citizen as you do inside the classroom.
— Kristen Bell, Director of Community Service
 

Just some of the organizations we’ve partnered with in 2018-2019:

  • Books for Africa

  • Walk in Her Shoes 5K with CARE

  • Love Rolls 5k

  • Fur Kids

  • Habitat for Humanity

  • Ronald McDonald House

  • Lost and Found Thrift Store

  • Rivers Alive River Cleanup

  • Sandy Springs Recycling Center

  • Sunrise Summit Assisted Living

  • Lung Force 5k with the American Lung Association

  • The Tapestry House Assisted Living

  • Urban Forestry  Project with the NFL

  • Super Kids, Super Sharing donation drive with the NFL

  • Mostly Mutts Animal Rescue

Books for Africa

For over five years, our students have volunteered at Books for Africa.  Books for Africa is the largest shipper of books to to numerous African countries, sending over 42 million books to over 55 countries since 1988.

The Ronald McDonald House

We have been involved with the Ronald McDonald house for over two years now.  We have assisted with Santa’s Workshop as well as preparing amazing meals for the families that are staying at RMH while their children are being cared for at Scottish Rite Hospital.  The Ronald MCDonald House is an American independent non profit organization that was founded in 1974. The Ronald McDonald House currently has chapters in 64 countries. Their stated Mission is to create, find, and support programs that directly improve the health and well being of children,

Atlanta Community Food Bank

We have begun to work with the ACFB  this year. Our students have helped sort and pack donated food items.  The Atlanta Community Food bank distributes over 2 million pounds of food and other donated items each week.  One in five children live in a food insecure household. Each year an estimated 800,000 people (1in 7 people) reached out to the Atlanta Community Food bank for assistance in the metro Atlanta area and the North Ga. area.

Habitat for Humanity

Our students have helped build homes in downtown Atlanta with the assistance of the staff from Habitat as well as other volunteers from the community.  The future homeowner is also required to dedicate so many hours to building their home.(our students have worked alongside the future homeowners which is very impactful). Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit organization that helps families build and improve places to call home.  They believe that affordable housing plays a critical role in strong and stable communities. Habitat for Humanity was founded in 1976.