Savannah River Academy Cares
One of Savannah River Academy’s core values is service to our community. Our Mastery Mondays offer unique, age appropriate opportunities for students to serve those in need. Periodically, we also invite families to a service project or event that is outside of regular school hours and requires more family engagement. Our 2018-2019 service projects include:
Red Cross “Sound the Alarm, Save a Life” Campaign
The American Red Cross and the Augusta Fire Department held a “Sound the Alarm. Save a Life" home fire safety and smoke alarm installation event on Saturday, May 5th from 8:30am- 3:00 pm. SRA helped the Red Cross by canvassing neighborhoods, installing free smoke alarms, replacing batteries in existing alarms, and helping families create escape plans. The Red Cross responds to over 60,000 disasters each year, and the majority of these are home fires. A working smoke alarm cuts the risk of death by half! And, having an escape plan further improves one’s odds of survival. SRA was proud to help install over 100 smoke detectors in a local low income neighborhood.
Spooky to Be Hungry Food Drive
During the Month of October SRA families collected non-perishable food items to support the Golden Harvest Food Bank’s “Spooky to Be Hungry” food drive. We collected over three barrels of food to support this worthy cause. All food stays in our area to help those in need.
Walk to End Alzheimer’s
On November 3rd, Savannah River Academy participated in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s, the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our team of students, parents, and teachers walked in honor of the residents of Claiborne’s Memory Care unit.
The Pajama Program provides new pajamas and bedtime books for children in need. They partner with local organizations to identify children who most need the simple but magical gift of the makings of a peaceful night of sleep. SRA collected new pajamas and children’s books during the month of November. We were able to donate 35 pairs of pajamas and over 100 books to Neighbors to Families, a local organization that works to keep siblings together while in foster care.
Claiborne Senior Living Community
SRA has partnered with the Claiborne to create relationships with their residents and engage in service projects throughout the year. Students learning cursive have a pen pal system where they write to and receive letters from their senior friends. Students also perform, visit, do craft projects, and make gifts for residents.