The PEG Service Committee collaborates to create an ongoing calendar of community service offerings. Through these activities, we hope to provide opportunities that will stretch our perspectives, make connections with people less fortunate than ourselves and to the greater world, model kindness and compassion, and empower our children to have the moral courage to make a difference in the world.  

Check back often for new opportunities and for more information visit the PEG Service bulletin board outside of the CMPR (coming soon). If you have a service suggestion or would like to get involved, click here.

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  • PEG Service Events

    OCTOBER

    RUN.GIVE.SERVE.
    During our annual RUN.GIVE.SERVE event students will be packing bags of food for less fortunate school-age children. Blessing in a Backpack mobilizes resources to provide food on the weekends for elementary school children who may otherwise go hungry.

    NOVEMBER


     

    Students and families can donate canned goods at school to be given to Someone Cares Soup Kitchen who provides a daily nutritional meal to homeless, unemployed, working poor families, senior citizens, the mentally and physically challenged.





    Bracken's Kitchen

    Parent opportunity to aid in the preparation of food for Bracken’s Kitchen which provides a trio of services for Orange County. Bracken’s Kitchen starts with the ideology that offering a high-quality, tasty meal to someone in need provides an opportunity to reallocate their income for alternatively essential life needs. Bracken’s Kitchen offers training for tomorrow’s chefs, feeding those in need, and recovering today’s food. Bracken’s Kitchen knows that a truly lasting impact on someone’s life includes a path that leads them away from the grip of poverty, and with the idea that giving a hand-up and not a handout. Be on the lookout for a Sign-Up Genius for this event. Duties in the kitchen include chopping veggies, cooking, dish washing, packaging, and anything else that Chef Bill or Jerry need done for that week.


    DECEMBER




    On campus collection women’s, men’s, and children’s shoes including tennis shoes, casual shoes, dress shoes, and any other type of shoe that is in a wearable condition. Angel Bins then exports the shoes to various countries in South America & Africa, where they create thousands of jobs for micro-entrepreneurs who resell them as a means of supporting their families. It’s an amazing way to help so many people become self-sufficient and get them out of the poverty trap and on to a brighter path.

    JANUARY




    Share the Warmth/OC Rescue Mission (Village of Hope)

    Blanket & Coat Drive

    Students and families can donate gently used and/or new coats and blankets at school to be given to the poor and homeless through the Orange County Rescue Mission.

    FEBRUARY




    SPRING.SERVE. with Home Aid


    During our annual SPRING.SERVE. Event students will package baby hygiene kit that will be donated to Home Aid who provides housing to Orange County homeless.

    MARCH




    Students and families can donate small toiletries at school to be distributed at various Orange County charities.

    APRIL



     

    External service opportunity for our community outside of school hours—beach clean up in our local Pegasus community. The Bolsa Chica Conservancy is a non-profit organization established to ensure the preservation, restoration, and enhancement of the Bolsa Chica Wetlands.

    MAY



    External service opportunity for our community outside of school hours. The OC Food Bank works to end hunger and malnutrition in our local communities.

    JUNE



    Collection of gently used school supplies to be donated to schools/students in need through Project Hope Alliance.

  • Community Service Opportunities

    The following service opportunities are available to participate in outside of Pegasus:


    Harvest food, fight hunger, build community! We will be collecting these beautiful fresh fruit that would otherwise go to waste, and donating 100% to local hunger-relief agencies. Join the Volunteer Harvest Team to help us pick as much fruit as possible from trees, and pack it into boxes to be donated. Volunteers should be comfortable picking and carrying boxes of fruit, but don’t need to worry about bringing equipment or transporting the fruit. This opportunity is open 
    to volunteers 5 years old and older, though children under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult.


     

    November

    Volunteer to help JDRF Orange County’s mission to raise money for Type 1 diabetes research in hopes we can one day cure, prevent and treat T1D. When you volunteer to support the walk, the money raised supports life-changing breakthroughs that gives hope to everyone impacted by this disease. And, you'll have a great time doing it! That's because you'll volunteer with a committed community that is passionate about doing whatever it takes to help turn Type One into Type None!

    Please contact Aspen Groff at AGroff@jdrf.org for more information.



    LONG BEACH SOUTHEAST/MARINA FARMERS MARKET GLEAN

    Sunday, November 11, 2018
    1:30 – 3:00 p.m.


    Harvest food, fight hunger, build community at your local farmers market! We collect fresh, local produce that would otherwise go to waste and donate 100% to local hunger-relief agencies. Join the Volunteer Glean Team to help us collect donations of fresh produce from vendors at the farmers market and box, sort, and weigh the produce. Volunteers should be comfortable carrying boxes of produce that may weigh up to 40 pounds, but don’t need to worry about bringing equipment or transporting the food. This opportunity is open to volunteers 12 years old and older, though children under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult.


    Thursday, November 15, 2018
    1550 Superior Ave, Costa Mesa
    5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

    The SOS Family Service Night is a chance for your family to kick off the holiday season together by working on projects that will help our homeless neighbors and teach our kids about the challenges they face. Geared towards families with children elementary school age or younger, this night is a unique opportunity to introduce your little philanthropists to issues of hunger and homelessness in our community in a way that's relatable and easy to understand.

    Hands-on Projects and Learning Opportunities:
    Assembling hygiene kits
    Making blankets
    Creating cards with uplifting messages for our clients
    Packing bags of groceries for our Food Pantry

    Hygiene Donation Requested
    Travel-sized items such as: soap, lotion, toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo, deodorant, socks

    Ages 12 & under (accompanied by a guardian)
    Dinner will be provided.


    Sunday, December 9, 2018
    Angel Stadium

    Autism Speaks Walk is the world’s largest fundraising event to enhance the lives of people with autism today and accelerate a spectrum of solutions for tomorrow. The events are powered by the love of parents, grandparents, children, siblings, friends, relatives, and support providers for the special people in their lives living with autism. Funds raised help fuel innovative research and make connections to critical lifelong supports and services. The event will include a 5k walk, kids activities, live entertainment, partner booths with local autism resources.



    The Bolsa Chica Land Trust Stewards meet twice each month - on the first Sunday and third Saturday, (rain or shine) to restore native plant habitat at the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve/wetlands. Our goal is to restore the degraded former farm land to a sustainable native habitat of California grasslands and Coastal Sage Scrub. Native habitats feed, shelter, and protect the native wildlife which is found on the Mesa, such as: song birds, hawks, woodpeckers, hummingbirds, ducks, egrets, herons, rabbits, coyotes, mice, snakes, lizards, butterflies, insects, etc. We invite the community to join us at 9:00am (till noon). Please come dressed for mess with long pants, sneakers or boots (closed-toe shoes) and sunscreen — we provide everything else. This volunteer opportunity is open to the entire community, is great for families, school groups, scout groups, employee spirit days, church green-teams, etc. Great for all ages (under 14 with parent please). Please email for more information or to arrange for a group; at Erin@bclandtrust.org.

    Thanksgiving Perfect Potluck

    Perfect Potluck offered through Grandma's House of Hope is extremely straightforward and easy to use. Help us provide a Thanksgiving dinner to our residents at our Emergency Shelter or one of our transitional homes. We allow individuals or groups to sign-up for side dishes, desserts, bread, and beverages for each property. For the safety of our clients, we aren't able to post shelter addresses however houses are located in Orange County. Once you sign-up, we will provide you with additional information and portion size. Meals should be delivered before 12 noon on Thanksgiving. We have had volunteers in the past want to deliver the day before and that is okay.

    WAGS Non-Profit Animal Shelter
    6621 Westminster Blvd, Westminster
    (714) 887-6156

    Does your child LOVE cats AND reading? Then this is the perfect activity for them!  WAGS opens up our four cage-free adult cat rooms on Saturday and Sunday mornings from 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. for children 16 and under. Bring your own book, or use one of ours off of our bookshelf! This is a parent participation program and the parent/legal guardian MUST be in the cat room at all times with the child. This is also a quiet reading time and is not used for cat play.

    To RSVP and for questions, please email cortney@wagspetadoption.org.
The Pegasus School is a coed, non-profit, nonsectarian day school in Huntington Beach, California, that serves students in pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8. A Pegasus education equips bright, motivated students to achieve future academic success and make a positive impact on society.