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Bay Farm Montessori Academy Students Make Blankets for the Plymouth Taskforce to End Homelessness

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Students in grades 4 to 6 at Bay Farm Montessori Academy in Duxbury made 18 fleece blankets by hand and delivered them on Sunday to the Plymouth Taskforce to End Homelessness in Plymouth.  This hospitality program provides overnight accommodates and feeds ups 20 homeless men per night, seven days per week during the winter months from November to April.  

This is the first community service project of the year for Bay Farm’s elementary students.  With help from parents and teachers, the students cut and tied almost 80 yards of fleece to make 18 blankets for the men staying at the homeless shelter.  The Taskforce workers were extremely appreciative and overwhelmed by the generosity of the students.  It is particularly meaningful as the homeless men are able to keep a fleece blanket of their own and not have to borrow blankets from the shelter.  This project provided a wonderful way to teach students that giving back to the community can make a difference.

The mission of Plymouth Taskforce to End Homelessness is to help homeless individuals with a range of services, from temporary shelter and food to providing permanent housing with supportive services. The goal is to help people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness to achieve and maintain self-sufficiency.