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Service Season

Masks and Cards for Children
E. Jang ’23
 enlisted the help of Dana community members to create cards with inspirational messages for hospital-bound kids at Boston Children’s Hospital. She is also including a donation of KF94 masks with the cards. “Since I came to Boston, I’ve never seen anyone wearing something like KF94, which is considered the safest mask in Korea,” Jang said. “Instead, the majority of people were wearing surgical masks. My dad frequently sends me KF94 masks and I heard a lot of people can’t afford proper masks, so I decided to donate masks.”

Honduran Hurricane Relief Fund
The Dana community raised more than $1,000 to support the organization Food for the Poor, which will help restore agriculture in Honduras by purchasing from local Honduran farmers and redistributing goods to the communities there. “After the hurricane, most, if not all, farms were destroyed and had to be rebuilt by families,” said G. Funes ’22. “Our money will help with the restoration as well as making sure families have some locally grown groceries.” The effort was led by Community Service Advisory Board Co-Heads H. Best ’21 and L. Segal ’21 along with student leaders J. Meares-Garcia ’22S. Cabral ’22 and Funes. Along with Roxbury Latin, Winsor and Newton Country Day School, the four schools raised a combined $4,000.

COVID Care Kits
S. Alvarez ’23
 and E. Shaich ’22, members of the COVID-19 Youth Commission within the Youth Empowerment Center and Hebrew College, collected basic hygiene items, like toothpaste, wipes, deodorant, feminine care products, shampoo, soap and more, to create COVID Care Kits to donate to Bridge Over Troubled Waters, Rosie’s Place and Pine Street Inn shelters.

Messages of Love to Minnesota
Social Studies Teacher Heather Panahi and her Comparative Politics class invited members of the Dana Hall community to join them in writing cards to the students of Brooklyn Center, Minn., site of the recent shooting death of Daunte Wright during a traffic stop. The goal was to send messages that inspire and seek to spread goodwill to Brooklyn Center teenagers and their families as many of them ride out this tragic event isolated in their homes, unable to come together with peers, friends or teachers for support.