“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
- Margaret Mead
Work at the Afternoon Program service sites has begun. A group of students are back tutoring math at Roxbury Preparatory School. This collaborative program is in its 10th year. Another group is working at Community Servings in Jamaica Plain preparing meals that will be delivered to neighbors homebound with HIV/AIDS and other acute life-threatening illnesses. A third group is getting to know some senior citizens in Needham and mentoring local children with the Buddies Program. We are also beginning a pilot math-tutoring program at a local elementary school.
The role of each student at times may seem minor to the larger effort, but each afternoon spent helping others contributes toward a larger goal: the commitment to building community by serving others.
Building community through service drives the following list of events. Consider joining the effort.
Friday, Oct. 8 - Walk a mile with Dan Cummings to better the lives of those with spinal cord Injuries. More information at www.journey-forward.org. This event is at 11 a.m., located at 755 Dedham Street, Canton, Mass.
Friday and Saturday, Oct. 15 and 16 - Nobles Yard Sale. The Nobles Parents' Association sponsors this event to be benefit the Nobles Scholarship and Faculty Enrichment funds. Donations are welcome and volunteers are needed to set up and work at the sale. Contact Geneva Thorndike at firstname.lastname@example.org or Barbara Ito at email@example.com for more details.
Sunday, Oct. 17 - 5K Miles of Hope Road Race at the Cotting School, Lexington, Mass.
The race is a benefit for Wings of Hope, Cotting's sister school in Haiti. The school/orphanage for children with severe special needs was destroyed on Jan. 12, 2010, by the earthquake that devasted the country. Cotting School President Dave Manzo visited Nobles last year to introduce us to this unique place. For more info, visit www.cottingschool.org.
Louis Barassi and Linda Hurley