With generous support from the Ellen Brown Ragland Social Action Fund, Epstein Hillel School held its annual Day of Service on Wednesday, Nov. 23.
All EHS students and staff participated in service projects that supported the work of nonprofit community partners around the North Shore and Boston.
Each grade was visited by a representative from a partner organization who shared that organization’s mission and the challenges facing the people they serve.
According to a school official, students asked incredibly insightful and thoughtful questions and showed a true understanding of how their efforts that day made a direct impact on others.
On the EHS Day of Service, students accomplished the following:
- prepared five lasagnas and 50 cookies for youth in a group home (Plummer Youth Promise)
- assembled nine welcome-home baskets for formerly homeless individuals (Lifebridge North Shore)
- collected 13 blankets for children in the hospital (MGH Child Life Services)
- provided 24 LEGO kits and 24 art kits for children who are new immigrants (New American Association of MA)
- raked 31 bags of leaves for an elderly community member (SPUR)
- prepared 54 Hanukkah/winter bundles for Holocaust survivors (JF&CS)
- amassed 99 succulent plants for delivery to elderly residents (Chelsea Jewish Lifecare).
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