Robots and students collide on campus

Saturday, February 8th, two groups volunteered with us at our Decatur campus: The G3 Robotics Team from Grady High School and the McAfee School of Theology.


First-time volunteers with UMCH, the G3 Robotics Team brought Lego kits and robots they had assembled for our resident children and teens. The G3s also let the children design and maneuver the robots themselves. Our residents enjoyed filling a giant robot with Frisbees and watching the robot launch them into the air. One child who is usually hesitant to join in the action drove a small robot all over our gymnasium.  The G3 Robotics Team was wonderful, and we appreciate them coming out to share STEM technology with our residents!


A group of current and former students from the Mercer University McAfee School of Theology chose to spend their mission day, called “Now Serving,” at the Children’s Home! Their group included a group of youths from Clemson University who came for a weekend visit to Mercer. Also first-time volunteers at UMCH, the group helped us spruce up campus for spring, repainting the reception desk in the Family & Children Services building and two offices.  (What a difference a fresh coat of paint makes!)


One of the McAfee students shared that the best part of volunteering was that it gave her the chance to make new friends while helping others.


Thanks to both groups for choosing to serve with us! Schedule your group for a volunteer experience that’s fun and supports our mission of changing lives by contacting us today at! Be sure to check out our 2014 Great Day of Service opportunities!