From Community Service: 'Tis the Season
Holiday music started way too early this year for our taste. Linda and I were not yet ready for "chestnuts" and "open fires"; we were knee deep in pie boxes for Community Servings down in Southie at Leo's Pies. We were not alone, of course. Nobles teachers, staff, students and parents were there with us, and a few of our own family members joined us as well. The warehouse was windowless, but spotless, and Linda found ways to connect with the halfway house residents next door so that when we left, they could finish building the 5,000 boxes needed to deliver and sell the pies that finance Servings' year-round work. By the time our Thanksgiving break had arrived, we were ready to turn our attention to a new slew of service projects.
The service department is offering the community many ways to reach out and help in this holiday season. We know that participating will ensure that the values and priorities your family holds dear are kept in the forefront as winter break and the holiday season enfolds us all.
Dec. 1-Dec. 9—"Snowflake Project." Pick a snowflake off the tree outside Lawrence Auditorium and buy a toy for the child described there. Bring the toy back with the snowflake attached, and leave it under the tree. All children are from Self Help, Inc. on the south shore. Visit www.selfhelpinc.org for more infomation about the organization.
Dec. 6—"A Thread of Hope." Eliza Strode brings beautiful Guatemalan weavings and a Mayan weaver to Nobles. The sale of these items sustains Mayan women by buying more yarn, and sending their children to school. This will be the agency's fourth visit to our school. They will be in Gleason Hall from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. All parents are welcome to stop by. Visit www.athreadofhope.org
Dec. 1-9—Gently-used coat drive, sponsored by the Nobles football program. Bring your coats to Lawrence Auditorium foyer and place them in the boxes. Football players and coaches will take them to Framingham Family Shelters on Dec. 9. All sizes welcome!
SAVE THE DATE! Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Mon., Jan. 16. You and your family can join Nobles faculty and students in local service either on sites or here at Nobles. More info and registration form to come next week via email. This is a wonderful way to serve alongside your children. We find the sites, bring the equipment, and provide the inspiration—you bring your commitment to living out the ideals of Dr. King.
We wish all the Nobles family a service-filled December!
Sandi MacQuinn and Linda Hurley