"All of us are born for a reason, but all of us don’t discover why. Success in life has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It’s what you do for others." ~Danny Thomas, Founder of St. Jude’s Hospital
So many students, faculty and staff members have been doing great community service work this spring. Here are just a few highlights:
Students who traveled on Spring Break service trips not only connected to established not-for-profits, but also forged friendships with new organizations doing important work. The service trips strive to stay connected to new and old friends now that we're back in Dedham.
A variety of school groups organized events to support the Japanese recovery efforts. Tomohiro, Yu, and Yukari, our visiting Japanese exchange students, ran the James Joyce Ramble on May 1, with a group of Nobles supporters. Their hope was to raise awareness and to encourage all of us to not forget those in Japan who continue to get their lives in order.
Sixteen teams played in the 5th Annual Tenacity Tennis Tournament. All proceeds benefited Tenacity, Boston (www.tenacity.org).
More than 25 members of the Brother 2 Brother group supported Project Bread by participating in the Walk for Hunger.
Save the Dates: May
Friday, May 6: dawg-a-pella 3 - An evening of a cappella music to benefit organizations in New Orleans. Concert starts at 7:30 p.m. in Lawrence Auditorium
Saturday, May 14: 12th Annual Stamp Out Hunger Drive, located at Buildings and Grounds 1-5 p.m. Volunteers are needed to unpack and sort mail trucks delivering food picked up in Dedham neighborhoods. It is the largest one-day food collection in the nation. Students will deliver the sorted boxes to the Dedham Food Pantry on Monday, May 16.
Sunday, May 15: Sudanese Education Fund Triathlon in Marlboro, Mass. We were fortunate to host an art show in April for the SEF and met many of the Lost Boys. Contact Linda Hurley and visit www.sudaneseeducationfund.org for more information about this event.
Monday, May 30: The Bulldawg Blues Band, led by Doc Channonhouse, will perform at the West Roxbury Veteran’s Hospital to honor the service of our nation’s veterans who died in the line of duty. Volunteers are needed to help serve lunch to current service members being treated at the hospital. Time TBA.
Please know that we are happy to help coordinate summer service experiences for your children. Nobles Summer Service Camp is open to members of Classes VI, V, IV and lll, and will be held at Nobles, August 9-13. More information can be found on our website. Your support of the Nobles Service Camp is much appreciated.
Another source of information for summer service is www.teenlife.com.
Have a great summer!
Linda Hurley and Louis Barassi