Community Service

All students at The Phelps School are required to complete 10 hours of community service each school year.  Students must complete these hours in order to be promoted to the next grade or to receive their diploma.  Service must be for the general good and must be voluntary, unpaid and on the student’s own time.  Various school sponsored trips will be offered throughout the school year that can be used towards a student’s community service requirement. 
Chosen 300 Ministries

Our boys help organize, cook and serve dinner at Chosen 300 Ministries in center city Philadelphia.  This enables over 300 homeless people to have warm food on their plates for an evening.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: Pennies for Patients Campaign

For one month during the year, our school takes part in the Pennies for Patients Campaign which is one of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s School and Youth Programs.  Our students collect change to donate to this program.  Their efforts help support the Society’s mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.


Emmanuel Cancer Foundation

Once a year, our school participates in a “dress down day” to raise money for the Emmanuel Cancer Foundation.  Our donations are used to support the Foundation’s mission to provide a variety of specialized services, at no charge, to families facing the challenges of caring for a child with cancer.

Home of the Sparrow

This is a local domestic shelter.  The boys help take care of the grounds and complete small chores around the house.  This is a great help to all of the residents.

Nightmare at Elmwood Park Zoo

Students volunteer their evening to help make the Elmwood Park Zoo a scary but fun place for the children of Norristown, PA.  Our students help with various Halloween themed arts and crafts and games.


Martin Luther King Day of Service

Every year on Martin Luther King Day, our school participates in the MLK Day of Service.  This is a day where several organizations in our area give back to the community keeping Martin Luther King Jr.’s values in mind.

Good Works, Inc.

Good Works, Inc. help local low income families fix-up and maintain their homes and properties.  Our students lend a helping hand by cleaning and doing small maintenance projects around the home and yard.

Philabundance Food Bank

Each class volunteers at the Food Bank once a year.  We sort food, make packages for senior citizens, and help pack boxes for the local soup kitchen.

Keep East Goshen Beautiful Day

Our students take part in this day to help jump-start spring cleaning efforts in the local neighborhood and throughout the township.  During this day, our students clean and maintain our school’s “adopt-a-highway” section of Paoli Pike.


Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis

Every December, a group of students volunteer to help out at the Jingle Bell 5K Run/Walk at General Wayne Elementary School.  Our students help cheer on the participants and pass out water at the finish line.  In addition, some of our students and staff raise money for the cause and participate in the run.


Operation Christmas Child

Through Operation Christmas Child, we fill large shoe boxes with hygiene items and small toys.  All of these contributions make it possible for children around the world to enjoy the holiday season.

Community Service Day at Purnell School

Each year we team up with students at Purnell School and take part in a day of community service.  Our students enjoy spending time with the young ladies at Purnell and taking part in numerous service related activities.  Some of the activities include decorating holiday cards for the homebound, putting together snack packs for a local food bank, tying breast cancer awareness ribbons and cleaning up Purnell’s campus.  This is a great day for our boys to socialize with an all-girls school while serving others.