Congratulations to the Dana Hall community on another successful Textile Drive! Now in its third year, the drive pitted various groups on campus against one another for some friendly competition while simultaneously diverting items from local landfills. By the end of the week, Dana Hall collected more than 2,300 pounds of textiles to be donated or recycled, with Middle School students collecting the most:
Middle School: 1,193 lbs.
Faculty/Staff: 515 lbs.
9th/11th grades: 315 lbs.
10th/12th grades: 312 lbs.
TOTAL: 2,335 lbs.
Green Action Committee (GAC) Co-Head J. Yu ’20 said that the Textile Drive showed the community “how much ‘unwanted’ clothes we have,” she said. “Having those big piles during the week made people realize the amount of clothes we can save. It is also a very direct way for people to be sustainable and do something good for Earth. I am a big advocate for taking real actions, and this activity is a really good example of that.”
The drive was spearheaded by the Upper School GAC and the Middle School Green Team, with help from advisors Mary Frances Hanover and Tamara Nikuradse as well as parent volunteers who weighed, sorted and hauled away the donations to either Bay State Textiles, Cradles to Crayons or Rosie’s Place.
"My favorite Dana Hall memory would be the first time I ever sang the Alma Mater with my fellow classmates. That was most definitely the first time I felt like I was truly a part of something. Joining hands with my future Silver Sisters made me truly feel like I was a Dana girl."