Volunteerism and global citizenship are important tenants of a Montessori education. Lexington Montessori School seeks to model the joy of giving to others and to develop compassion in children.
At LMS, community outreach opportunities are available on a near monthly-basis. We typically respond to natural disasters within our community as they arise, but most of our outreach opportunities are as follows:
School Supplies Drive for under-served communities within Fayette County Public School System
School supplies are collected at LMS.
CASA Superhero Run (fundraising event for neglected and abused children in Fayette County)
CASAs are Court-Appointed Special Advocates. CASA of Lexington trains and supervises volunteer advocates through the family court system to ensure all victims of child abuse and neglect are provided a safe and permanent home.
Superheroes of all ages will gather for a 5K, a kids 1K fun run, and lots of special activities. Join LMS’s team or just attend as a spectator. All children 12 and under receive a custom CASA Superhero Run cape with registration.
Afterwards there will be a variety of activities for all ages including costume contests for kids, adults, teams and pets, all complete with prizes. Following the costume contests there will be games, inflatables, food, make your own superhero mask and comic, face painting, and more.
Pinwheels for Peace
This celebration seeks to teach children about conflict resolution, peace and sustainability, using Peace Day (September 21st) as a focus. Pinwheels for Peace is an art installation project and serves as a way for students to use Peace Day to express their feelings about what is going on in the world and in their lives.
Parent escorts are needed for this event
Caring Costumes is a non-profit that provides previously-enjoyed, gently-used Halloween costumes to children who may not otherwise be able to participate in Halloween activities.
Food Drive (typically begin collecting canned goods so that they can be processed in time for Thanksgiving)
Canned goods and shelf-stable items are collected at LMS.
The Firefighter Toy Program with the Lexington Fraternal Order of Firefighters
The Lexington Fire Department assists Fayette County families who find themselves needing a little help around the holiday season.
Toys are collected at LMS.
Toy Delivery and Sorting at the “North Pole”
LMS Elementary students go to the “North Pole” to help the LFD sort and organize community-donated toys in order to facilitate their distribution.
Parent drivers and chaperones are needed for this event.
Winter Clothing Drive collected for those experiencing homelessness within Fayette County
Coats, hats, gloves, socks, etc are collected at LMS.
Lexington Humane Society
Items are collected at LMS; typically depends on what their most-pressing needs are at the time.
In year’s past the LHS has requested items such as: cat food, dog food, cat liter, bleach and other cleaning products, food bowls, office supplies, towels and blankets, animal-loving volunteers, and monetary donations.
Pennies for Patients
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is the world’s largest non-profit health organization dedicated to finding cures for blood cancers. The Pennies for Patients program provides a collection box so LMS students can collect spare change over the course of the month.