On May 18, be on the lookout for groups of children and parents roaming the streets of Falmouth aiming to make a difference! Over 550 students and staff from Mullen Hall Elementary will participate in "Helping Hands Day," a day of service learning throughout the Falmouth community. Students will learn the importance of volunteerism by actively engaging in a service project that betters their immediate community. In classroom discussions leading up to the event, teachers will help students understand their role in their community and the importance of their contributions. Elementary students may be small in size, but their impact can be quite large.
In small groups with teachers and over 70 parent volunteers, students will work on projects on the school campus, as well as dozens of nearby locations such as the Senior Center, the Service Center and the Fire Station. Projects range from beach clean-up to planting the new Mullen Hall School Garden to reading aloud to preschoolers. Funding for the projects was raised during “Hats on for Service Learning Day” at Mullen Hall, when students could make a donation to wear a hat for the day. "Helping Hands Day" was conceived by Carol DiFalco, Mullen Hall parent, and made possible by the support of the administration, Mullen Hall School Council and a committee of dedicated volunteers.