Kindness Project Extends a Hand to Puerto Rico
The Doane Academy community continues to come together to help others. Initiated by our student run Kindness Project, a large collection of items (more than two dozen boxes of necessities) donated by our students, parents, faculty, staff and friends will be on their way to Puerto Rico by Monday. All are being shipped directly via UPS to Isabela, the community of former faculty member Evelyn Montalbano and Doane alumna Elda Perez. Evelyn and her family will distribute the items we share with their community in Isabela, which is located on the northwest corner of the island of Puerto Rico. Most of the island is still without power and water and many stores and schools have yet to reopen, including the school where Evelyn teaches. As the family receives these first shipments of items and distributes them, they will update us on what items they may continue to need, or what new needs may arise. We will continue to share updated information with the school community as we learn more and will share photos as we receive them.
Your incredible generosity in donating items to assist those impacted by the devastating hurricane in Puerto Rico. With the leadership of Katie Sereduk, Kathleen Keays, Jim Paradis, Allison Baratta, and all of our students in the Kindness Project, we were able to pack up our donations and all will have been sent by Monday, October 23rd.
We are no longer collecting items for shipment but will gladly accept any monetary donations you would still like to make. These will be used to help fund our shipping costs and supplement a faculty and young alumni-supported fund to purchase a generator for our former teacher, Senora Montalbano.
Your outpouring of support has been truly inspirational.