To celebrate Grade 10 and 11 Service Day, students from Unity Christian High School stood outside with signs in hand, inviting drivers to stop by for a free car wash. What followed were hours of voluntary service and team work. When students weren’t busy washing cars with buckets of water, they could be spotted at the park collecting garbage, sorting clothes at a store called Off The Rack or weeding planters at a nearby train station. Volunteers enjoyed engaging with the school’s surrounding neighbourhood and were encouraged by the positive responses they received from the community. Many drivers honked their horns in appreciation or pulled over to say thank you in person. One man even offered the students free hats and T-shirts as an expression of gratitude and support.
“It was satisfying to know that we are giving back to our community and that they appreciated all that we were doing,” says grade 10 student Nikki Jones. “It’s the little things in life that make it worthwhile; and doing all this for the glory of God, just makes it even better.”