Palmetto Bay, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/02/2014 -- On Saturday, November 15, Palmer Trinity School hosted its annual PTS Gives Back event — a day of service to the community. More than 300 students, families, staff and faculty, alumni and alumni families participated in a celebration of the school's traditional values of social responsibility, community, fellowship and learning. Individuals took part in one of thirteen PTS Gives Back projects located both on-campus and off-campus.
Off-campus volunteers visited seniors at The Palace Renaissance, joined the FARE Walk for Food Allergy, helped Centro Mater with their vegetable garden, served dinner at Camillus House, worked with the Second Chance horses at the Vega-Sanz ranch, participated in beach clean-up efforts, worked the "Deering Goes to the Birds" event, and visited patients at Miami Children's Hospital. As part of PTS Gives Back, members of the PTS Miami Children's Hospital Club led art therapy sessions. Members helped patients immerse themselves in creativity to relieve their stress by drawing and coloring. Additionally, the club donated countless Crayola supplies to ensure continued stress-relief through art.
Volunteers also took part in a number of on-campus opportunities, including: making stress balloons for cancer patients, writing letters of appreciation to troops serving overseas, creating teaching aides for Breakthrough Miami, and assisting in cleaning and removing invasive species from the PTS fossil rock bed. New this year, the PTS Best Buddies Club teamed up with the Miracle League of Miami Dade, an organization co-chaired by PTS alumni Carl Sturge, provides opportunities for children with mental and/or physical challenges to take part in a game of baseball. Students enjoyed spending time with their new buddies as they hit baseballs and ran around the bases of the PTS baseball field.
About Palmer Trinity School
Palmer Trinity School is a coeducational Episcopal day school providing a rigorous college preparatory curriculum focused on excellence and respect for diversity. Students are encouraged to lead lives of honor, integrity and social responsibility. Palmer Trinity School serves students from a broad range of socio-economic, ethnic, and religious backgrounds in grades 6-12.
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