Home » Service Day Makes a Weighty Impact

Some of Trinity’s Upper School students enjoyed the opportunity to focus on the needs of others at their service projects on Friday, September 9. Our 7th, 8th, and 12th grade students spread out to different organizations to volunteer for the day, offering helping hands and willing hearts.

Reed Valley Orchard was one of the places our students pitched in to help. A group of about 40 students and chaperones picked apples in cooperation with GleanKY, a group that gathers and redistributes excess fruits and vegetables to nourish Kentucky’s hungry.

In just a few hours, students picked, bagged, and delivered 2408 pounds of apples that will benefit Emergency Food Agency clients. This is the largest amount gleaned by a school group for GleanKY to date!

Luke McAnally, Upper School Chaplain and Service Day organizer, said our students have a track record of successful service. “I am so impressed with our kids! Last year we set a record with Sweet Blessings that may never be broken, and now this. We don’t do anything halfway.”

Other groups of students served at The Nest Center for Women, Children, and Families, as well as Quest Farm, a home and workplace for mentally challenged adults.

One final project that wrapped up the service theme for the day: packing school supplies for students involved with Kentucky Refugee Ministries, an organization that provides resettlement service to refugees in our community.

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Reed Valley Orchard

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Quest Farm

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Packages of School Supplies for Kentucky Refugee Ministries