Most high school-aged athletes are currently looking for ways to stay busy and active during all of this downtime in quarantine. Instead of letting the world fix itself, Dover-Sherborn Regional High School varsity field hockey player Eliza Birmingham decided to take matters into her own hands.
Last November, Birmingham helped the DS field hockey to the Division II state championship. With sports and most of daily life on hold, the sophomore is now helping her community get back on track.
On May 8, Birmingham helped coordinate a food drive at St. Anthony Shrine to benefit Boston's homeless population. In a press release, a humbled Birmingham describes why she felt the need to get involved and give back to her community during this time of need.
“COVID-19 has negatively affected all of us, but it has been particularly devastating to Boston’s homeless population. So many people have fled the homeless shelters in fear of the virus. So now hundreds are hungry and suffering on the streets of Boston,” said Birmingham. “There is a wonderful outreach program at St. Anthony Shrine trying to help feed these people. They have a need that is immediate, and we can help.”