There are many ways in which Hawbridge gives back to the local and global community.
During the 2016-2017 school year, the Hawbridge Student Council organized a food and supply drive for flood victims of Hurricane Matthew. Students delivered the items to Princeville and Tarboro, NC. Student Council Officers also established a tutoring program for 5th and 6th grade. Over 20 students from grades 7 through 12 volunteered to tutor, help with homework, and practice for EOGs.
In the spring of 2016, Hawbridge juniors Leif Boyer and Kat Fain organized a community blood drive in partnership with the American Red Cross and The Haw River Ballroom. In 2017, they organized two community blood drives in Saxahapaw.
Hawbridge Helpers is a community service club open to all middle and high school students. It was founded by Hawbridge students in 2014 and partners with the Hawbridge chapter of The National Honor Society. Service projects have included collecting books for Book Harvest (see post on the Book Harvest website “Hawbridge Helpers Lend a Helping Hand“), collecting soda pop tabs to benefit Ronald McDonald House, coordinating the school-wide Healing Classrooms Challenge to support Syrian refugees, collecting money for SAFE to help sponsor families in need, visiting local nursing homes, organizing a pet supply drive to benefit Paws4Ever, and funding a Little Free Library with money we earned through fundraisers.
The Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica (Spanish National Honor Society) held a school supply drive to benefit Abriendo Mentes in Costa Rica. They also held a doughnut sale to raise money to pay the shipping to send the 4 boxes of supplies that were collected. In 2017, they did a change collection competition to raise money to help support the LEAP program in Durham.