Hand In Hand

On January 21, 2013, hundreds of Nobles students, faculty, staff and families came together for a day of community service in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Nobles organizers and several Boston-area organizations and agencies followed up to thank volunteers for their time, commitment and energy; we have included several of these kind words below.

We, in turn, want to thank these amazing organizations for the work they do every day and the impact they have on the community. We appreciate the opportunity to serve alongside you. Nobles Day of Service was an amazing event  for all involved and a fitting tribute to Dr. King’s legacy.

Love and thanks from Sandi MacQuinn, Nobles Community Service Coordinator:
“The snow is falling outside, my fire is blazing and so are my spirits after hearing from many of you. Several of you have already written to let me know that your sites went well, that your group was happy and productive, and that you felt gratified by your participation. It is our sense of community at its focused best to see us all together in honor of Dr. King’s sure and soaring message to care for each other. May we always start the new year as warm compatriots in this real and centered work. Thank you so much for all you gave on this project to create such meaning.”

From friends at MHPI, Inc.:
“I just wanted to drop you a quick line to thank you for yesterday. Nobles’ Day of Caring could not have gone any better; it truly exceeded our expectations and our tenants will be talking about all the great stuff they did for months. This is truly a credit not only to the community service aspect of the school’s mission but the energy, enthusiasm, generosity and creativity of the parents…all of the adults and children were 110 percent engaged for the duration of the day, something that we are so very appreciative of.

Below, I have pasted a link to our website with an article and some photos. In addition, I will be sending photos and a write-up to local media both in Chelsea and the Dedham areas.”

http://mhpi.net/2013/01/22/day-of-caring-highlights-mlk-jr-day-in-chelsea/

From friends at Cradles to Crayons (C2C):
“Thank you so much for the tremendous support and energy at Noble and Greenough School’s MLK Day of Service. I cannot think of a better way to kick off the 2013’s C2C Community Drives with an MLK Day of Service!

The Nobles Community Drive helped us equip 473 children with the basic essentials needed to thrive. Thanks to [Nobles parent] Cindy Trull’s wonderful leadership, the mountain of children’s clothing, toys, winter coats, shoes, books, and baby items were carefully inspected and sorted by volunteers and packed up to be transported back to the Giving Factory. I want to send a special thank you to Sandi MacQuinn for her commitment to carrying out our mission—not to mention the mission of so many of our area’s best nonprofits—through uniting students and families around a cause.

On behalf of thousands of children and families that Cradles will serve this winter, we thank you for taking action and providing direct relief to the children who need it the most. Thanks again to everyone, for encouraging your communities to join in this effort. What a way to kick off this year’s Community Drives!”

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