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Share My Day: Kicking Off Sharefest's Newest Program

Madeleine (kneeling down) and her friends painting lines on the foursquare courts at Taper Avenue Elementary SchoolSharefest’s newest program, Share My Day, kicked off this past weekend with the sweet sixteen birthday celebration of Madeleine, a high school student at Marymount High School. Along with her family and twenty or so of her friends, Madeleine decided to go above and beyond a traditional birthday party. Instead they spent the day together at Taper Ave. Elementary School (San Pedro, CA), where they painted a mural, unpacked and set up new computers in the computer lab, cleaned up the school library and repainted the foursquare lines out on the playground.

Madeleine's parents reflect on the day:

Madeleine’s choice to celebrate her 16th birthday by bringing together all her friends to help out Taper Avenue Elementary School is a creative and inspiring idea. It speaks volumes to the importance of service and how she sees the world. We are grateful for an organization like Sharefest that can facilitate an event like this and allow Madeleine to share her day.

The caring and generous spirit lying behind Madeleine’s desire to spend her special day giving back to the local community is inspiring and represents a core vision here at Sharefest. With the unrolling of Share My Day, it is our hope to provide one more way for you to engage the community around you through the design and implementation of your very own personalized service project.

For more information about how to set up your own Share My Day event, check out at our new Share My Day webpage or send us an email directly. 

Check out what Madeleine and her friends and family were able to accomplish at Taper Avenue Elementary School, by looking at their photos (click here) or by viewing this video clip (click here).

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