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Heart of a Highlander Day of Service

On Wednesday, October 2, 2019, Lake Highland Preparatory School will hold our 4th annual Heart of a Highlander Day of Service. This event is an opportunity for members of our school family to “Go. Serve. Love.” throughout the Central Florida community. Last year, more than 1,000 Highlanders volunteered 3,500+ service hours benefitting over 46 different local charities! The Heart of a Highlander tradition encourages students to become compassionate, future-minded leaders through service to others.

Please join us again this year! There will be no classes on 10/2 so that Highlanders are free to serve at local non-profit partners who need our time, energy and helping hands.  We encourage you to serve with LHP friends, club organizations or athletic teams at ANY charity close to your heart.  

Read below for more information on how you can participate!

T-Shirt Orders 
Online orders for the 2019 Heart of a Highlander T-shirt are now closed.  
Heard of a Highlander

Students who purchase this year’s shirt will earn a special Heart of a Highlander spirit day on 9/25. We also encourage you to wear this shirt on the 10/2 Day of Service.

Create Your Own Service Project
If you do not find an organized service project on this page that suits you, we invite you to create a service opportunity that is meaningful to you! Click on the button below for information on creating and registering your unique service project.

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Volunteer Registration 

Sign up to volunteer on the Heart of a Highlander Day of Service at one of the many organized service projects listed below.  Volunteer registration will be open until 9/27, but do not delay since many opportunities fill up fast!  Continue to check back as new service projects may be added.  

**NOTE:  All student, parent/chaperone or LHP staff volunteers must register via Sign-Up Genius.  For parents registering with a student, please select the number of slots needed and enter student name(s) & age(s) in the comments. 

 



A Gift For Teaching:
Join your fellow Highlanders to sort and bundle donated school supplies for teachers with students in need. (Ages 12+)

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AdventHealth:
Volunteers will be making fleece blankets to bring warmth, safety and security to patients at AdventHealth hospitals.   (All ages)

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Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Garden:
No monkey business here!  The zoo needs your help to complete needed beautification projects around the property.  (Ages 8+)

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City of Orlando - Lake Baldwin:
Volunteers will be placing storm drain markers on curb inlets in the Baldwin Park neighborhood to deter people from illegally dumping and littering into the storm drains. (Ages 14+)

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City of Winter Park:
Help keep MLK Park clean by picking up litter around the lake. (All Ages)

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Clean the World (morning):
Sort donated products from hospitality partners to help make the world a cleaner, healthier place. (Ages 8+)

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Clean the World (afternoon):
Sort donated products from hospitality partners to help make the world a cleaner, healthier place. (Ages 8+)

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Family Promise of Greater Orlando:
Complete various projects to help the Day Center including organization, cleaning and beautification. (Ages 12+) 

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Goodwill Industries of Central FL:
Clean, prepare and sort donated books for distribution. (Ages 16+)

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GreenUp - Bill Frederick Park:
This is an excellent opportunity for our littlest Highlanders to serve alongside their parents as they beautify Bill Frederick Park. (Ages 5-9 preferred)

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GreenUp - Vine Removal & Mulching:
Work with GreenUp Orlando to mulch the landscape and remove invasive vines to protect native trees/plants. (Ages 12+)

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Howard Phillips Center for Children & Families - Books/Toy/Card Making:
Volunteers will make sensory books and toys as well as birthday cards for youth in our community. (Ages 10+)

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Howard Phillips Center for Children & Families - Organization Projects:
Volunteers will assist with storage & organization projects at Howard Phillips Center. (Ages 12+)

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Keep Orlando Beautiful - LaCosta Urban Wetlands:
Help protect the Everglades and its inhabitants through this clean up project in the LaCosta Urban Wetlands.  Trash/debris removal affects Lake Fran - a direct feeder into the Everglades. (Ages 14+)

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Keep Orlando Beautiful - Mills 50:
This project is focused on collecting litter/debris in the Mills50 District, resulting in a cleaner and safer community. (Ages 14+)

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Mayflower Retirement Center - Game Time:
Do you have a heart for seniors? If so, bring your youthful spirit and enthusiasm to engage with Mayflower residents by playing games! (Ages 7+)

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Mayflower Retirement Center - Ice Cream Social/BINGO:
Do you have a heart for seniors?  If so, enjoy spending time with residents of The Mayflower Assisted Living Center at a fun ice cream social  with BINGO games (Ages 7+).

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MicheLee Puppets​:
Get creative as you build sock puppets for the 'Sock Puppets with a Heart' program. Volunteers may also do some organizational tasks.  (Ages 10+)

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Miles To Go:
Make a difference in the lives of homeless in our community.  Volunteers will pack "Miles To Go" bags for those in need. (Ages 4+)

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Mustard Seed of Central FL:
Volunteers will work in the Mustard Seed warehouse sorting and organizing donations. (Ages 12+)

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OCA - Opportunity Community Ability, Inc.:
Help make OCA’s Fall Festival a success!  Volunteers will help with set-up, event support, and clean-up. (Ages 12+)

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Orlando Union Rescue Mission - Childcare at the ELC:
Volunteers will assist with childcare for babies - 4 yr olds at the OURM’s Early Learning Center.  (Ages 14+)

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Orlando Union Rescue Mission - Groundskeeping:
Volunteers will assist with outdoor groundskeeping activities.  (Ages 14+)

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Orlando Union Rescue Mission - Sorting Donations:
Volunteers will assist with sorting and organizing donated items at the Bargain Box. (Ages 14+)

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Pathways to Care - Painting Bowls with LHP Ceramics  (High School Students):
Volunteers will be painting/glazing bowls made by Ceramics II students. These bowls will be gifted to those who have graduated from Pathways to Care program.

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Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando (morning):
Do you have a love of animals? Assist Pet Alliance with gardening, cleaning play yards, yard clean up & shelter pet play time.  (Ages 13+)

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Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando (afternoon):
Do you have a love of animals?  Assist Pet Alliance with gardening, cleaning play yards, yard clean up & shelter pet play time.  (Ages 13+)

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Pet Rescue by Judy:
Do you have a love of animals?  Assist Pet Rescue by Judy with general cleaning & dog walking.  (Ages 16+) 

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Quest - Camp Thunderbird:
Your help is needed to clean up the Camp Thunderbird grounds and make facility improvements. This will help to provide a real summer camp experience for children and adults with special needs. (Ages 12+)

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Rise Against Hunger (8:45-10am):
This fun and fast-paced project located in the LHP Gym is perfect for the little hands of LS students and their families. Highlanders will be working together to assemble and package 25,000 meal kits for hungry children.  This assembly line service project requires many hands and enthusiastic hearts to meet our goal! (Ages 4-10 preferred)

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Rise Against Hunger (10:15-11:30am):
This fun and fast-paced project located in the LHP Gym is perfect for the little hands of LS students and their families. Highlanders will be working together to assemble and package 25,000 meal kits for hungry children.  This assembly line service project requires many hands and enthusiastic hearts to meet our goal! (Ages 4-10 preferred) 

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Ronald McDonald House - Share a Meal @ AdventHealth:
A simple meal can make all the difference in the world for families with a seriously ill child. This volunteer group will plan and provide lunch to families at RMH - AdventHealth.  (All ages) 

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Ronald McDonald House - Helpful Hands @ AdventHealth:
Volunteers will assist with needed chores at RMH - AdventHealth. (All Ages)

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Ronald McDonald House - Share a Meal @ Arnold Palmer:
A simple meal can make all the difference in the world for families with a seriously ill child. This volunteer group will plan and provide lunch to families at RMH - Arnold Palmer.  (All ages)

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Ronald McDonald House - Helpful Hands @ Arnold Palmer:
Volunteers will assist with needed chores at RMH - Arnold Palmer. (All Ages)

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Ronald McDonald House - Share a Meal @ Nemours:
A simple meal can make all the difference in the world for families with a seriously ill child. This volunteer group will plan and provide lunch to families at RMH - Nemours.  (All ages)

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Ronald McDonald House - Helpful Hands @ Nemours:
Volunteers will assist with needed chores at RMH - Nemours. (All Ages) 

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The Salvation Army - Angel Tree Greeters:
Volunteers will greet residents of the community at the Angel Tree Project Registration Event and pass out information about the Angel Tree Program. (Ages 12+)

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The Salvation Army - Angel Tree Registration / Data Entry:
Volunteers will help with data entry work for the Angel Tree Project Registration Event. (Ages 14+) 

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The Salvation Army - Closet of Blessings Room Organization:
Volunteers will help sort, organize and hang clothing donations in the Closet of Blessings. (Ages 12+)

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The Salvation Army - Food Pantry Assembly Line:
Help at the Salvation Army's Food Pantry assembly line packing bags of food for those in need. (All Ages)

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Samaritan Village:
Support survivors of human trafficking by sorting clothes, cleaning and organizing at Transitions Resale Boutique. (Ages 12+) 

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Second Harvest Food Bank:
Join follow Highlanders at Second Harvest Food Bank to sorting and packing food donations. (Ages 10+)

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Share the Care:
Volunteers will serve at Share the Care's College Park Adult Day Care Center to help with gardening, organization projects, and/or senior activities.  (Ages 8+)

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United Against Poverty:
Volunteers will work in the UP Orlando Member Share Grocery Program, stocking shelves and assisting staff in the produce/freezer section. (Ages 9+)

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Westminster Towers (morning):
Do you have a heart for senior adults? Share your smile as you socialize with residents of Westminster Towers while playing games and/or assisting with craft projects. (All Ages)

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Westminster Towers (afternoon):
Do you have a heart for senior adults? Share your smile as you socialize with residents of Westminster Towers while playing games and/or assisting with craft projects. (All Ages) 

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Winter Park Day Nursery:
Engage with children at Winter Park Day Nursery as you assist teachers with daily classroom tasks and playground activities. (Ages 14+)

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Questions? Contact us at heart@lhps.org

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