Each year at St. Dunstan’s Vacation Bible School (VBS), many of the counselors and CITs stay after camp to do a service project. This year, they decided to do two projects so they could support two groups.
The group decided to support the Solar Mamas, which is a program run by Barefoot College. This program turns undereducated women in developing countries into solar engineers who install and maintain solar panels in their villages. Without contributing to climate change, the Solar Mamas bring electricity for much-needed lighting, water filters, water heaters, and cooking devices to their communities.
The counselors thanked everyone who visited their bake sale, and the Dover Market for letting them set up shop there. The group raised $331.82 to support the Solar Mamas. Rev. Leonard then donated $100 from his discretionary fund, bringing the total to $431.82.
The group also hosted a food drive for gluten-free products to donate to A Place to Turn in Natick, a food pantry in Natick that St. Dunstan’s has supported for many years. The drive collected over 90 gluten-free food items.
Those participating in the community service projects were: Cyrus Bleakley, Margaret Bowles, Harry Corrigan, Abby DeSalvo, Cecilia Fielding, Luke Fielding, Ruby Fielding, Riley Harrison, Max Heredia, Cathal Keating, Conor Keating, Caden Leonard, Alexis Leonard, Keira Murphy, Kylie Ozerdem, Robert Ozerdem, and Lyla Slawsby.