Community Service

Paws for a Cause

Fairmont Preparatory Academy prepares students to succeed at colleges of quality and to challenge them to become exemplary citizens of a global society. Students are required to complete 80 hours of community service as part of their graduation requirement. Fairmont Preparatory Academy’s community service program offers monthly donation drives and on and off campus service projects and helps guide students to develop, plan, carry out, and evaluate projects that improve the quality of life in their communities. Community Service helps young people build skills for family, career, and community roles and encourages young people to develop the positive character traits of trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship.

Anna Kunkle
Director of Community Service
(714) 999-5055 ext 1497
akunkle@fairmontschools.com

Service Opportunities

Community Action Partnership of Orange County
Action Partnership is dedicated to alleviate poverty and its root causes by helping people and changing lives by: building better communities; improving health; reducing hunger; averting crisis, and strengthening families in low-income communities. Action Partnership mobilizes both public and private resources to help the poor move out of poverty by meeting their basic needs, averting and helping them to become more self-sufficient. They provide food to the hungry, after school programs, family services, conduct community development activities, mentoring, refurbished computers to low-income kids, distribute food and clothing to help families transition off welfare and much more.
Canning Hunger
Canning Hunger Box of Love Drive—“Box of Love” is an opportunity for students to help the hungry and the homeless, the widows and the orphans, the lost and forgotten. Their gift of a complete holiday meal for a family of 6-8 people, wrapped up in a simple cardboard box, will provide a ray of hope and the warm feeling of being loved, something they may have almost forgotten.
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS)
Fairmont Prep joins more than 25,000 schools nationwide in The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Pennies for Patients Program. For several weeks, Fairmont has the opportunity to help people who are sick with blood cancers like leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, or myeloma. Pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, half dollars, or even paper money or checks are collected and then deposited in collection boxes.
Boys and Girls Club of Orange County

Prior to Easter and spring break, Fairmont Prep students donate Easter candy for the Boys and Girls Club. One Saturday a few weeks before Easter, students gather at the Fairmont Prep and place the candy in plastic Easter eggs. These eggs are sorted among four local Boys and Girls Club in Orange County. The filled eggs are then used for the annual Easter egg hunt the clubs host each year.

Boys and Girls Club Halloween Candy Drive
Each year the Stanton, Buena Park, Fullerton, and Anaheim Boys and Girls Club look forward to our Halloween candy donations. The students donate assorted individually wrapped Halloween candy. One Saturday prior to Halloween several students come to school and pack the candy in Halloween treat bags. These bags are then delivered to the various Boys and Girls Club locations in order for Halloween and their annual costume contest and event.
CHOC Toy Drive
The annual CHOC toy drive is a great way for Fairmont families to donate a toy for a boy or a girl who frequent CHOC—Children’s Hospital of Orange County — due to unforeseen illnesses. These toys will be given to patients who often spend weeks or months inside the hospital, extending the season of giving beyond the holidays. Toys are used as therapeutic play to help patients adjust to their hospitalization and create a positive experience.
American Red Cross
Faculty, staff, and students are given the opportunity to save lives by donating blood to the Red Cross Club. Every donation gives hope and the gift of life to 3 patients in need. The selfless donation could give a young child another shot at life…another family a chance to keep a loved one with them!
Share Our Shelves

Help the Fairmont Prep provide warmth and comfort to those less fortunate this winter by donating clothes that are either too small, outdated or you just do not wear. Please note that all articles of clothing need to be washed and nicely folded. Please do not donate stained, dirty or ill-repaired items. Students can receive community service hours for donating items.

Animal Shelter Treat Drive
Support the Orange County Animal Care Services (OCACS) by donating cat and dog treats. OCACS is the only open-admission shelter in Orange County, which means no animal is ever turned away.