Community Service Update: December 2016

As the first semester winds down, numerous community service initiatives have been completed successfully and many community service opportunities are currently in progress or approaching.

Cookies for Breast Cancer Awareness, sold in honor of Jovan Jones’ ‘18 mother who passed away from breast cancer, raised over $2,200 for cancer research.

The Halloween Candy Drive, now in its third year, collected 110 pounds of excess halloween candy and placed it in turkey drive meal boxes.

The Blood Drive collected 34 pints of blood from the Belmont Hill community.

The Middle School Sneaker Fundraiser, which allowed middle school students to pay $5 each and wear sneakers for the week, raised $610 dollars for the turkey drive.

The Oxfam Fast, in which students forgo lunch for a day, raised over $7,700 for Oxfam America.

The Cor Unum Toy Drive, an annual event, spearheaded this year by Nate Miller ‘17, is collecting new and gently used toys in the health clinic for low income children.

Christmas in the City is an event held annually in Boston that is devoted to helping homeless families enjoy the holiday season. Several dozen Belmont Hill upper schoolers will be volunteering at the event this year.

The Globe Santa December Beard-Off, which charges upper school students $10 to grow a beard for December, is in full swing.

The Holiday Flannel Dress Down day let students forgo the usual dress code for holiday themed flannels for $5, raising money for the upper school dance marathon in February.

The Annual Community Service Trip to Hopkinsville Kentucky is taking place over March break.

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