Charitable Giving at Albrook
“Never doubt that a small thoughtful group of committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead
This quote from Margaret Mead truly exemplifies the generosity and thoughtfulness of The Albrook School community over the past few months. Below is a summary and some pictures highlighting these events and clearly showing the loving, giving spirit of Albrook students, parents, and staff. Our students are actively involved and learn about the different charities, instilling empathy and compassion for less fortunate people.
The Giving Tree
The Albrook community partnered with Holiday Hope, a local charity in Basking Ridge whose mission is to spread love and kindness to children in need. Forty children had the opportunity to request three gifts – a need, a want, and a toy. One hundred twenty gifts were collected in total. We also partnered with the Bernards Township Toy Drive, which delivers toys to deserving children in the surrounding areas.
The Albrook community donated fifty coats to One Warm Coat. This national organization aims to provide free coats to children and adults in need while promoting volunteerism and environmental sustainability.
The Albrook community donated nearly two hundred pounds of canned goods and ready-to-eat foods to the Food Bank Network of Somerset County. Somerset County Food Bank serves over 24,000 families annually, and our contribution is greatly appreciated.
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
In October, the Albrook Staff donated $845 to the American Cancer Society. The funds will specifically go towards mammograms for women who can’t afford to get one and breast cancer research. The staff raised this money by selling a delicious homemade lunch and the fun opportunity to wear a uniform of blue jeans and pink tops.
Children’s Grief Awareness Day
On November 16, the Albrook staff observed and acknowledged Children’s Grief Awareness Day. We wore blue and joined hundreds of other supporters by posting a group photo on the Good Grief Website. Good Grief is a non-profit organization in Morristown and Princeton that supports grieving children and their families.