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MLK Day of Service - Hope and Comfort

Hope and Comfort, 1238 Chestnut Street, Newton
Save the Date, January 15, 2018!
Rashi Family MLK Morning-On of Service at Hope and Comfort in Newton
The Rashi School has a tradition of coming together on MLK Day to do volunteer service to benefit others. We are excited that this year's annual MLK Morning-On of Service for Rashi families of all aged children will take place on Monday, January 15th, from 10:00 - 12:00 at Hope and Comfort in Newton.
 
Who: Rashi Families Annual MLK Morning- On of Service

Where: Hope and Comfort, 1238 Chestnut Street, Newton

When
: Monday, January 15, 2018, from 10:00 - 12:00 (free and easy street parking)

Why
: In honor of MLK Day, Rashi families are invited to come together and volunteer to create hygiene packets, cards, decorate boxes and help sort items to support Hope and Comfort and the children, youth and young adults that they help regularly throughout the year.

What: Please bring a donation of full-size shampoo on that day.

What: Wear cool comfortable clothing to volunteer (t-shirts, shorts, lightweight pants, sneakers).

Please RSVP by email to Stephanie Rotsky, (srotsky@rashi.org) with the number of people in your family who will be volunteering and with any questions. We are thrilled that Rashi teachers, Pamela Gennert and Meira Klatzker, will join and help lead families that day!
 
About Hope and Comfort
Started in 2010, Hope and Comfort's mission is to provide essential hygiene products to support and improve the health, self-esteem, and hygiene education of school-aged children and young adults in need within Greater Boston. Rashi's middle school families recently collected toiletries for Hope and Comfort for our Sukkot Project. This week, students in grades 3, 5, 6 and 7th welcomed as Tzedakah Heroes Jeff Feingold, Founder and President of Hope and Comfort as well as Pat Flahtery - Dir. of Communication Outreach to talk about Hope and Comfort and how/why it got started. As part of their prep to meet Jeff and Pat, students were given a challenge/problem that Hope and Comfort is currently working on and then were invited to share possible ideas to respond to it. What a powerful conversation with such thoughtful ideas!
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