On Thursday, Dec. 5, faculty and staff came together with students in the spirit of the holidays to give back to our local community. The day of service aligns with Acera’s year-long theme of Human Needs. Throughout the school year, students are considering questions like “what are human needs?” and “why do they matter?”
Having identified food, shelter, companionship, and nature as just some of the basic human needs, the kids took action to provide these needs to local communities. Some of the activities included:
- Sorting and tagging donated clothes for sale at En Ka (a local non-profit)
- Cleaning and stocking shelves at Malden Bread of Life food pantry
- Making hand and neck warmers filled with rice and dried lavender for senior citizens
- Filling and organizing outreach bags for homeless shelters
- Preparing and serving a hot meal to 20 women in need at Cambridge Women’s Center
- Building picnic tables for our outdoor space at school
- Playing games, singing, crafting and visiting with residents of a local nursing and rehabilitation home
Watch a slideshow from Acera’s Day of Service!
*Thank you to Frank Turner for generously allowing us to use “Be More Kind” in our slideshow!