Service & Outreach


The Service & Outreach Committee’s mission is to help our students become people of action when they are exposed to problems in their society. We encourage projects that 1) meet real community needs, be they local or global, and 2) emerge naturally from the curriculum and serve to reinforce classroom learning. Ultimately, we want our programs to be initiated, planned, and executed by HFE students, with our structural support.   

School-Wide Drives:

The Heards Ferry community holds several school-wide collection drives each year to help community partners.  Students and parents are invited to participate by donating items, helping to collect items during carpool, and sorting items collected.  To encourage the kids to get involved, competitions may be held by grade levels or teams.  More information will be disseminated to families before each collection drive.


September 18th - 20th, 2023: Food Drive for Solidarity Sandy Springs

Collect food items to help stock Solidarity Sandy Springs' food pantry, which supports families in need.  Collection during morning bus / carpool.


November 1st - 3rd, 2023: Halloween Candy Drive

Collect candy to donate.  Collection during morning bus / carpool.   


January 22nd-24th, 2024: Children’s Book Drive for Sandy Springs Education Force (SSEF) Mini Libraries

Collect used books for SSEF's mini libraries program, which provides historically underserved pre-K through high school students in Sandy Springs public schools with home-based access to books that they can read and keep. Collection will be during morning bus / carpool.


April 8th-10th, 2024Community Assistance Center (CAC) Food Drive

Participate in city wide drive to stock the CAC’s food pantry. Collection will be during morning bus / carpool.


Want to serve outside of school with your family or a community group, but need some fresh ideas? 

Click here to check out a list of places where other HFE families love to serve. 



Service and Outreach Chairs:

Jennifer Ivers

Lisa Weiss



HFE is an International Baccalaureate World School

The mission of an IB school is to develop responsible citizens in a global community by developing inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people who help to create a better, more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

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