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Service is a Part of Life at Bullis

Every student can make a difference.

Bullis maintains long-term partnerships with organizations such as Comfort Cases, the Diener School, A Wider Circle, Manna Food Center, Interfaith Women’s Center, and Manor Care.

All Seniors participate in a week with Habitat for Humanity. Other service efforts include the All-School Cereal Drive, Thanksgiving Basket donations and Pie Bake, support for deployed military, toy drive, Alzheimer’s Walk, and Polar Bear Plunge.

Students also initiate service projects that are quickly woven into the community fabric. Service is not required at Bullis, but these projects are popular because they enable students to connect with each other and the wider community while giving back.

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Bullis Habitat for Humanity Helping Hands
Habitat for Humanity
After classes end and before graduation, Bullis seniors spend a week on Habitat for Humanity trips, building and making repairs to houses.
Manna Food Cereal Drive
Since 2007, Bullis students each spring have gathered thousands of boxes of cereal to donate to Manna Food Center to help address the ongoing food need in Montgomery County. Student from all divisions participate.
Bullis School service Diener School buddy
Diener School Buddy Program
Lower School students visit the Diener School on a weekly basis to participate in a program to build social skills, verbal communication, and literacy. Lower School students also meet with Diener buddies periodically throughout the year to visit, play, and read together.
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KEEN Prom
The KEEN (Kids Enjoying Exercise Now) Club is a group of Bullis students who meet every other weekend with young people who have significant developmental and physical disabilities to play games and get physical exercise. The KEEN Prom began in 2016 when a Bullis Upper School student-leader of the club made a poster and brought a flower to meet her buddy at an annual regional KEEN celebration. After a great night, his mom emailed saying that this was the closest her son would ever come to prom night. Inspired, the Bullis KEEN Club planned a real prom. This annual event, pairs teen-aged KEEN athletes with Bullis prom buddies for a one of kind, fantastic, prom experience.
Manor Care
Most Wednesdays, a group of students visits with the residents at Manor Care. They play bingo, make gingerbread houses, play musical instruments, have holiday parties and are developing lasting relationships.
Polar Bear Plunge
Team Bullis takes the plunge into the freezing cold water of the Chesapeake Bay in January to raise funds for the Special Olympics of Maryland.
Thanksgiving Pie Bake
Every November, the Bullis community gathers and bakes over 200 pies to support local families at Thanksgiving.
A Wider Circle
Groups of Bullis students, staff and parents volunteer at A Wider Circle throughout the year. Whether the community service team, sports teams, parent groups or others, all go with the same sense of purpose—to support this important local organization which helps so many people in our community.
Bullis School service Alzheimers Walk
Alzheimer's Walk
Team Bullis walks in the Nation's Walk to End Alzheimer's in DC every November.
Bullis Community Services Comfort Cases
Comfort Cases
Third graders form a year-long relationship with Comfort Cases, visiting the Rockville location regularly throughout the year to volunteer. They sort supplies, make comfort cases (backpacks for kids in foster care), or do whatever is needed. Third graders hold donation drives and bake sales to benefit Comfort Cases and meet with the director to learn about the impact of their work. Similarly, 5th grade classes form a long-term partnership with the Diener School in Potomac.

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