A Culture of Giving Back

At Davidson Day, we believe that participation in community service is vital in developing character.  Each year, we partner with a local organization that works in our community to advance a mission that aligns with our school’s values. 
 
We select our service partner after a thorough application and vetting process, considering how the organization may work with each division to enable our students to experience direct service and learn about citizenship and service in the community.



School-Wide Programs & Events

Project2Heal
Davidson Day is thrilled to partner with Project2Heal, which breeds, nurtures, imprints, and trains Labrador Retriever puppies to become service dogs.
 
Project2Heal then donates the puppies to other nonprofit organizations that work with veterans diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder or children with autism and their families.  Those organizations complete the training requirements and the puppies earn their service dog certification.  Project2Heal reduces the expense of breeding and training service dogs for these organizations, and ultimately, individuals and families benefit. 
 
The mission of Project2Heal aligns well with our own mission, values, and co-curricular character development programming.  We are excited that in partnership with Project2Heal this year, our students and families will:
  • Participate in a Day of Service (Dogs) to learn more about breeding and training;
  • Hear from veterans about their service to our country, and learn how service dogs make a difference in their lives once they've returned from combat;
  • Learn how nonprofit organizations are structured and how they collaborate;
  • Plan and organize a Putt-Putt for Pups for Project2Heal partners and the Davidson Day community to enjoy; and more.



KennedyStrong Foundation

Our 2018–2019 Partner: #KennedyStrong Foundation
 
In 2018–2019, Davidson Day partnered with the KennedyStrong Foundation which supports families whose child with Down syndrome needs medical treatment and enables individuals with Down syndrome to live our their dream of independence.
 
In collaboration with KennedyStrong, our students:
  • Participated in two inclusive events, the Buddy Walk, and the 3-2-1 Dash to raise awareness
  • Packaged LoveBundles, care packages for families with a child in the hospital
  • Learned from employers and individuals with Down syndrome about workplace culture and hiring
  • Organized and hosted a celebration for children with Down syndrome and their families



Pinky Swear Logo


Our 2017–2018 Partner: Pinky Swear Foundation

In 2017–2018, Davidson Day partnered with the Pinky Swear Foundation which supports families with a child that's been diagnosed with cancer.  

In collaboration with Pinky Swear, our students:
  • Volunteered at Pinky Swear events, including a fundraising gala
  • Wrote cards and letters to children diagnosed with cancer with their Patriot Pals
  • Organized the Harrison Nichols Run & Fun and invited Pinky Swear All-Stars as VIPs




Examples of Service Projects

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  • Eaglets (3 year olds) | Ada Jenkins Center

    Each year, our Eaglets collect 100 cans of food for the 100th day of school and donate it to the Loaves and Fishes Pantry at the Ada Jenkins Center.
  • Kindergarten | The Pines at Davidson

    Our Kindergarten classes make cards for the elderly and deliver them to The Pines at Davidson, where they sing songs and share snacks with the residents.
  • 3rd Grade | Holiday Food Drive benefiting Loaves & Fishes Pantry

    Our 3rd graders host one of Davidson Day’s largest community service projects, the Holiday Food Drive, which benefits the Loaves & Fishes Pantry at Ada Jenkins Center.  Every year, our students collect thousands of nonperishable food and toiletry items for Ada Jenkins just in time for the busy holiday season.
  • 4th Grade | Jr. Rangers

    As part of their Jr. Rangers program, 4th graders complete a waterway trash clean up around the shore lines of the pond and lake areas of Davidson.
  • 5th & 6th Grades | Food For Days

    As a community service project, 5th and 6th graders work with the Food For Days organization to help provide individually-portioned, nutritionally-balanced food for kids to take home in their backpacks on the weekend, when school meals are not available. Throughout the year, 5th and 6th graders help pack the backpacks at the First Baptist Church in Mooresville. Currently, the program serves 14,000 students in Iredell County.
  • Upper School | Key Club

    This upper school club focuses on service as a mission. These students support each year's Community Service Partnership, lending a hand with large-scale fundraising events and Patriot Pals activities.

School Information

750 Jetton Street
Davidson, NC 28036
[P] 704-237-5200   [F] 704-896-5535
DAVIDSON DAY SCHOOL
An Independent Day School educating students 2 years old through 12th grade
COLLABORATION  |  CREATIVITY  |  CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT