Latin students have been working on a variety of service activities this month.
Middle and lower school families collected more than 1,200 pounds of necessities, including infant formula, bug spray and water purification tablets, for hurricane victims in Puerto Rico. The items were packed in blue & orange bags and sent via UPS to villages outside of San Juan. The photos below captured the moments when Puerto Rican residents received their bags.
In the upper school, students and faculty donated 42 units of blood in our biannual LifeSource Blood Drive on November 9. With this donation, about 126 lives will be saved! This was the second largest collection from Latin since 2012.
Also in the upper school, students Lily '19 and Keaton '18 gathered over 35 volunteers from the Latin community to come together for Chi77 (formerly known as The Street Store) on November 12. This pop-up store is a place where a community in need can shop for free clothes in a dignified way. Latin's Uptown community partners (shelters, food programs, public schools, etc.) were all given vouchers which allowed them to shop throughout the day. Around 2,000 pieces of clothing and shoes were donated to the store and over 85% of it was sold to those in need.