Indian Harbour Montessori – Especially For Children is very active in giving back to the world around us through community service projects. Below are a few examples of the ways the school has helped those in need in our community as well as around the world…
World Community Service Projects
Toothbrushes for South Africa – 2012, in just three weeks, our amazing students, families and staff donated over 1500 toothbrushes to the children of South Africa!
Smile Train – Raised money to provide for 129+ surgeries for cleft lip/palate.
Haiti Earth Quake Project – Partnered with a Montessori school to provide Montessori materials for the classrooms in Haiti.
Katrina (New Orleans) Hurricane Project – Raised money to send books to a school in New Orleans to help rebuild their library.
Mississippi (Victims of Katrina) – Clothing Drive
Tsunami Indonesia Project – Held a Math-A-Thon raising money for the Red Cross for supplies.
Serbian Orphanage – Staff and families of the school donated clothes and children’s supplies.
Shoe Box India Project – Staff and families of the school donated clothing and supplies for children.
Local Community Service Projects
City Of IHB Police Department Holiday Community Outreach Program – Donated two truck loads of the following: Non- Perishable Foods, Pet Supplies, Toys, Books & games.
Pennies for Pasta – Each year, our students, parents and staff collect pennies and change for the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society.
Fellsmere Migrant Workers – Donated school supplies for children
Florida Aid to Animals – Food and Supplies Drive
Humane Society – Food and Supplies Drive
Little Lambs Shop – Staff and families of the school made money and clothing donations to the Women and Children’s Center.
Soles 4 Souls – Staff and families made shoe donations for the country and the world.
Toys for Tots – Holiday Toys Drive
City of Indian Harbour Beach Police Department – Donations were made in 2011, 2012, 2013 at Christmas time to local families in need: toys, clothes, food and pet supplies.
Sharing Center – Food Drive
Salvation Army – Food and Supplies Drive
Florida Wildlife Refuge – Food and Supplies Drive
Indiafest – Montessori Education Support
PAFB – Staff and families donated toys, gift cards, etc. to the families of deployed soldiers for Christmas, 2011.
“Our care of the children should be governed not by desire to make them learn things, but by the endeavor always to keep burning within them light which is called intelligence.” – Dr. Maria Montessori
Scholastic Pajama Drive 2015: Parents, students and staff of IHM donated over 150 new pairs of pajamas and Scholastic gave the same amount of new books to children in our community.
The Second Harvest Food Bank 2015: Parents, students and staff of IHM donated over 300 pounds of non-perishables to local families in need!