On Thursday, April 13, over 30 7th and 8th Grade families came together for our 4th Middle School Service Learning event of the year! Windward collaborated with The Painted Turtle, a non-profit organization co-founded by Paul Newman, which provides year-round medical specialty camps for children and their families who have serious medical conditions free of charge.
Parent and student volunteers first heard more about the Painted Turtle’s mission from its Director of Development, Alexis Madrid, and then they stuffed 130 plush turtle toys to be distributed to campers this coming weekend.
Service Learning Director Ashley Goodman commented, “Wow, we stuffed a lot of turtles! It was once again so wonderful working in collaboration with fellow Middle School parents and our students, and we are thrilled to have a new partnership with the Painted Turtle. Our volunteers were so happy to hear from Alexis on other ways that they can help the organization, and we look forward to further collaborations in the future.”
Thank you to our parent volunteers who helped execute the event and to our amazing Windward community for always bringing your best selves. We look forward to partnering with you on our upcoming events!