A Culture of Giving Back

At Davidson Day School, we strive for our students to be advocates for themselves and for others. It's part of our mission, and it is an integral part of life as a Davidson Day student. Throughout the year, our students make a difference in the community through service opportunities provided in the classroom and through programmatic involvement with specific organizations in the area. These programs teach our students to be respectful, ethical citizens, who are adept at addressing challenges locally and globally. 


Class Projects

Examples of Davidson Day service projects include:

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.
 
2nd Grade | Adopts a Local Family in Need
With the help of the Davidson Police Department, our 2nd graders choose a local family in need to adopt during the holiday season. Our students help make the family's Christmas special by buying and wrapping presents to go under their tree.

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 Grade | 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 | Pieter's Pals
The Upper School National Honor Society hosts a blood drive and fundraiser each year to support Pieter's Pals. Pieter's Pals is a local non-profit organization created to help families of children who are battling cancer.

School-Wide Programs & Events

The following organizations and events are supported by Davidson Day School:

Shirley's Angels

Shirley’s Angels is a 501c3 non-profit organization that was created to help those diagnosed with breast cancer by promoting breast cancer research and outreach, including providing education and breast cancer support to those who desperately need it. Davidson Day provides support for the Shirley’s Angels “Love Your Headlights” 5K and 5.5-mile charity run/walk event held in Huntersville. Many Davidson Day students get involved by raising money for the organization and participating in the charity run.

For more information about Shirley’s Angles and the “Love Your Headlights” 5k, please visit www.shirleysangels.org.

The Pinky Swear Foundation
Davidson Day School is pleased to support the Pinky Swear Foundation. Pinky Swear helps families of children with cancer needing financial and emotional support. Davidson Day students have the opportunity to participate on the Youth Leadership Council, which coordinates events and fundraising opportunities for the Pinky Swear Foundation. In addition, Davidson Day students take part in the non-competitive Pinky Swear Kids’ Triathlon that raises funds for the organization. 

For more information about the Kids’ Triathlon and/or the Youth Leadership Council, please visit www.pinkyswear.org.

School Information

750 Jetton Street
Davidson, NC 28036
[P] 704-237-5200   [F] 704-896-5535
DAVIDSON DAY SCHOOL
An Independent Day School serving grades 2 years old through 12th grade
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