We’ve just come through a marvelous season of giving and thinking of others, even as we celebrated our own Thanksgivings. The Turkey Drive was a huge success, with 480 complete boxes of food and turkeys delivered to families in and around the greater Boston area.
An additional 79 turkeys were also donated to Catholic Charities, families at Haynes Early Education Program, and other agencies in Boston. Please see this separate flyer
that includes more information about this wonderful drive and thanks to everyone for your extremely generous donations, support, and time.
Toy Drive: Drop-off in the Health Clinic
Our next major community service activity is our annual Toy Drive for Cor Unum that is taking place now and through December 16th. We are collecting donations of unwrapped new toys and games for infants and boys and girls through 8th grade including regulation-size basketballs, footballs, and other sport equipment. As a guide, choose toys you think you would like to receive or something younger siblings or friends would enjoy.
Below a summary of activities completed this year.
Halloween Candy Collection:
Each year now we collect leftover candy from Halloween. The first year we collected 50 pounds of candy and the second year we collected 75 pounds. This year? 110 pounds! All the candy was divided into small white paper bags and placed in the boxes of Thanksgiving food.
Middle School Sneaker Fundraiser:
The Middle School students, upon a suggestion by Emmett Greenwood ’20, got to wear sneakers for the week if they donated $5 to the turkey cause. This effort raised $610 for the Turkey Drive.
Between the optional FAST for Upper School students and the Banquet for the Middle School students, a total of $7737.35 was raised and donated to this charitable organization.
Cookies for Breast Cancer Awareness:
In memory of Rayetta Jones, a final total of $2,200 was raised for research.
Thirty-four pints were collected when the Kraft Blood Drive Mobile was on campus on November 15.
Weekly Robotics at Butler School:
Under the leadership of Brian Tanabe ’17, Upper School boys go to the Butler School and work with students in the 4th grade exposing them to the joys of robotics.
Tutoring/Classroom helpers at Butler School:
This is a Form III weekly program where students are driven to the Butler School to assist the teachers in the third grade classrooms and on the playground.
Community Service Trip:
We still have space on our service trip and would encourage you to talk with your son about joining us for that first week of our March vacation. We are traveling to Hopkinsville, KY, March 11-18. Please feel free to call me for more information, but we are trying to finalize sign ups before our December vacation.