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Caring at Carey

Caring at Carey exists to raise awareness about community service, service learning and the role they play in the mission of the Carey School. A key part of the school’s mission is to nurture kindness, respect and personal responsibility. CAC helps bring these values to life by fostering awareness of needs in our community and our greater world.

In our outreach to local organizations we try to find and promote opportunities that involve interaction rather than fundraising. We aim to connect Carey families with each other as well as with the community and look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at our events.

Volunteer service helps the people and organizations we reach out to and builds stronger and happier kids. Children feel empowered when they are in service to others and have a positive impact on the world.  In addition, they learn responsibility, empathy and life skills.

CAC Community Service Ideas for the Summer

Keep the philanthropy going over the summer months! There are a variety of organizations to pick from so your family can find a perfect match of skill level and interests. 

Lifemoves Food Drive
Donate/Cook/Serve food for transitional families at a shelter home.

Lifemoves Summer Camp Activities
Read a book, organize craft activities.

Lifemoves Swimsuit Drive

Lifemoves Backpack Drive
Coming soon.
Email Lynnelle Bilsey for information:

My New Red Shoes Back to School Shoe Drive
Volunteer at:
Donate shoes:

Children's Fund of San Mateo County Backpack/School Supplies Drive

Veteran’s Organization
Letter-writing opportunity from Operation Gratitude:

Call Primrose is currently also accepting small toiletry items.
Contact Bryant Vanbeckwm at

Protect the Bay
Have fun outdoors, learn about the Bay and help protect it by joining one of the on-the-Bay programs. Sign up below to volunteer to restore natural wetland habitats by hand at several sites around San Francisco Bay.

Book Drive
Children’s Book Project continues to build literacy by bringing free books to children who need them. Help children in the community by donating new and gently used books that have been outgrown. Supporters conduct drives that bring in anywhere from a few to thousands of books.

Shelter Tales
SPCA offers children ages 8-12 years the opportunity to read to shelter dogs at the Lantos Center for Compassion. The program is held on the third Saturday of every month from 9:30-11am. There is a $10.00 fee per session and reading books are included. To sign your child up for Shelter Tales, please register here.

Green Neighborhoods
Urban Releaf is an urban forestry non-profit 501(c)3 organization established in Oakland, California to address the needs of communities that have little to no greenery or tree canopy. They focus their efforts in under-served neighborhoods that suffer from disproportionate environmental quality of life and economic depravity.

Food Bank
SF-Marin Food bank’s work to end hunger in San Francisco has enabled the growth of the Food Bank to skyrocket from distributing just under three million pounds of food in 1989 to about 48 million pounds this past year. The SF-Marin Food Bank distributes more fresh produce per person in poverty than any food bank in the United States.