At Phelps, learning to be a better man means helping others.
Kindness, compassion and thinking about others prepares boys to become good citizens and caring individuals.
All students are required to complete 10 hours of community service each school year, a requirement to be promoted to the next grade and for graduation.
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.
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: Students collect change for a month to donate to 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:
Students raise money 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:
Boys help take care of the grounds and complete small chores at this local domestic shelter.
Nightmare at Elmwood Park Zoo:
Students help make the Elmwood Park Zoo a scary but fun place for the children of Norristown, PA, by creating various Halloween themed arts and crafts and games for this event.
Martin Luther King Day of Service:
Students work with organizations to give back to the community on this annual holiday, keeping Martin Luther King Jr.’s values in mind.
Good Works, Inc.:
Students help local low-income families fix-up and maintain their homes and properties. They 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 to help sort food, make packages for senior citizens, and pack boxes for the local soup kitchen.
Keep East Goshen Beautiful Day:
Students jump-start spring cleaning efforts in the local neighborhood and throughout the township on this day. They clean and maintain the school’s “adopt-a-highway” section of Paoli Pike.
Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis:
In December, boys volunteer at the Jingle Bell 5K Run/Walk at General Wayne Elementary School by cheering on the participants and passing out water at the finish line. Some students and staff also raise money for the cause and participate in the run.
Operation Christmas Child:
Boys fill large shoe boxes with hygiene items and small toys for children around the world to enjoy the holiday season.
Community Service Day at Purnell School:
Teaming up with girls at Purnell School, participants decorate holiday cards for the homebound, put together snack packs for a local food bank, tie breast cancer awareness ribbons and clean up Purnell’s campus.