December 9th, 2016
By Allison Spadone, Lower School Parent
The third grade recently visited Plimoth Plantation and the Mayflower in Plymouth, Mass. They learned about the Wampanoags (People of the First Light), the Pilgrims (the Separatists), and the first Thanksgiving. After, they helped spearhead the Annual Lower School Turkey Drive to benefit Camp Street Ministries. The students created posters and visited lower school classrooms to request donations of stuffing and gravy.
With the help of the Upper School Senate, a 6-foot blow-up turkey, and two identical “live” turkeys, the third graders solicited financial donations from parents and friends. On Thursday, November 17, eight members of the class traveled to Camp Street to deliver 102 containers of stuffing, 85 containers of gravy, 17 turkeys, and $3,614! The following Monday, Upper School Community Outreach volunteers visited Camp Street to help move produce and fill some of the 400 “baskets” given to local needy families. Each basket included a turkey with cranberry, gravy, and stuffing, fresh produce, and fruit.
Connie Raymond, our contact at Camp Street (and former Lead of Lower School ), wrote, “What wonderful contributions Moses Brown made to Camp Street Ministries at Thanksgiving! Clearly, our efforts were enhanced by the enormous generosity of the MB community. Thank you! I treasure the relationship that has fostered between Moses Brown School and Camp Street Ministries and am heartened that it continues. With gratitude and appreciation on behalf of all who were the recipients of these efforts, Connie.”
And so, too, does the Lower School Parents’ Association appreciate and thank all who contributed time, money, food, and enthusiasm for the turkey drive!