BOXFORD – Superintendent Michael Harvey and Principal Mary Jo Carabatsos are pleased to share that Masconomet Regional High School students recently organized a successful gift drive as part of the annual Masconomet Five Days of Giving event.
The drive, Which ran from Dec.16-22, resulted in 170 gifts and gift cards being collected for children ages 10 and up.
“It was truly wonderful to see the Masconomet community come together in the holiday spirit through the act of giving and community engagement,” said Principal Carabatsos.
Each morning of the event, donations were collected by peer leaders and members of the Student Council. Joan Murphy, a long-time educator in the district, assisted the project by collecting donations each day and delivering them to various community programs and tri-town residents.
Peer leaders also dedicated their time during the week to spread holiday cheer by visiting freshmen in their classrooms to discuss the importance of giving and community building, and also share holiday-themed trivia.
“Many of us will be receiving gifts from family members and loved ones. However, it is important to recognize that this is not the case for everyone and some of these people are within our tri-town community,” said Peer Leader Captian Avery Allen. “Community is crucial during this time, as it is our chance to help people around us who might need extra support.”
The Five Days of Giving coincided with Masconomet’s Spirit Week, which consisted of these holiday-themed apparel days:
- Friday – Pajama Party Day
- Monday- Whoville Day
- Tuesday- Candy Cane Day
- Wednesday- Snow Day
- Thursday- Festive Holiday Sweater Day