Service & Outreach


The Service 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.  Kids 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 sent home in Thursday folders before each collection drive.


October 18th - 20th: Snack Drive for Solidarity Sandy Springs

Collect snacks and drinks to be packed into snack bags by Riverwood High School students for distribution by Solidarity Sandy Springs to support families in need.  Collection during morning bus / carpool.


November 1st - 4th: Halloween Candy Drive for Ronald McDonald House

Collect candy to be delivered to Ronald McDonald House in Sandy Springs located near Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite.  Ronald McDonald Houses serve families with ill or injured children who are receiving medical care nearby.  Collection during morning bus / carpool.   


January 10th - 12th: Technology Recycling Drive for Tabitha’s Heart Computer Lab Fund

Collect out of use cell phones, tablets and inkjet cartridges to help raise funds to build a computer lab in Kolkota, India.  Tabitha’s Heart provides desperately poor children in Kolkota, India with services they need to break the cycle of poverty.  Collection during morning bus / carpool.  


February 7th - 11th: Children’s Book Drive for Mini Libraries and Title 1 Schools

Collect used books for mini libraries and Title 1 Schools.  Collection bins will be on the grade level floors. 


April 25th - 27thCAC Food Drive

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


Year Long Initiatives: HFE also participates in ongoing initiatives. Click here to learn more. All items can be dropped off in the appropriate bins in the school lobby.


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. 



To get involved or for any questions, please contact the Service and Outreach chairs:

Patricia Schmidt

Margaret Scullin



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. Click here for more information. 

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