Service Drive kicks off
Roxbury Latin kicked off its annual service drive in Hall on Tuesday, 20 October, with the launch of the annual all-School fundraiser and an additional initiative: a Thanksgiving food drive led by Class I. The day before, Classes V and VI spent a service morning doing general maintenance at two sites—Class V to Hale Reservation (Robert Sever Hale, RL 1887 and a Trustee) and Class VI to the ancient cemetery in Dudley Square, the burial site of our Founder. (See photos here.)
The School-wide fundraiser will support a scholarship at the Maru a Pula School in Botswana (visited by seniors Logan Warshaw and Jake Rooney over the summer) and Medicines for Humanity, founded by Tim Bilodeau ’68. Food donated by the RL community for the food drive will be gathered and distributed as care packages to families in need by Class I in time for Thanksgiving.
RL prioritizes service as a vital component of who we are. While the fundraiser and the food drive will wrap up in just two weeks, our Class-by-Class service work and our collaborative projects are carried out over the full academic year. To help support the service programs, a Student Leadership Board has been established. Co-presidents Liam McDonough I and Brendan McInerney I and co-vice presidents Aidan Burke II and Jacob Morris II, along with each Class Service Rep, will be especially busy over the next couple of weeks.