Here are some of our service efforts:
Our annual Thanksgiving community service project is the largest provider of frozen turkeys to the St. Louis Area Food Bank each year, collecting more than 7,500 pounds of turkey and 3,000 pounds of non-perishable food—enough to provide more than 8,000 Thanksgiving Day meals.
Pennies for Peru
Since 2007, MICDS has held an annual collection for the Peruvian American Medical Society, which has used our donations to help rebuild a medical clinic following an earthquake in Chincha, Peru, and subsequently, to purchase a dental x-ray machine and outfit its dental unit. MICDS students volunteer at the PAMS Clinic in Chincha through the MICDS Peru Service Learning Program.
MICDS holds an annual holiday school-wide toy drive to benefit the Family Resource Center “Shop for an Angel” project, which helps to provide gifts to more than 1,000 children each holiday season.
Across all three of our divisions, students raised money in 2012 for a playground at Northside Community School.
Day of Caring
MICDS faculty and staff take a day out of their normal routine to volunteer at numerous agencies in the St. Louis area.
Pedal the Cause
MICDS has served as a refueling station for Pedal the Cause, an annual bike challenge to benefit cancer research.
Student-driven drives & collections
Students are invited to research issues, educate the community, and organize collections for various causes throughout year. Recent collections have included toiletry drives for the homeless, Halloween candy and costume collections for pediatric hospitals, bake sales for cancer research or victims of natural disasters, book drives for understocked school libraries in St. Louis, food drives for food pantries or families in need at the holidays, clothing drives, and many more. The Environmental Club has regular collections of everyday items, such as grocery bags, bottle caps, and aluminum cans, etc. to promote awareness of environmental issues.