What is Day of Giving?
How does it work?
The service-learning day takes place on a Friday, which has always been a half- day for students. Students spend the day with their homeroom and have 3 blocks: academic, service, and organization. During the organization block, they help set up the gym. Here is a link to the lesson plans for the other two blocks.
The event itself is typically held on a Saturday morning and open to the entire community. People in need come and “shop” in our gym, using a box we provide them. This is always the trickiest part, and people definitely take more than fits in their box, but I have always found it really hard to say “no” to people in need.
It is seriously my favorite day of the year and the students really get into it. They feel really proud of themselves and are always amazed to see all their hard work pay off when the gym is finally ready. It's truly an amazing experience for all involved!