11th Annual Tobin Volunteer Fair a Huge Success
Look What We Accomplished Together!
It turned out to be a picture perfect day here in Natick for our 11th Annual Family Volunteer Fair. Faculty and families from The Tobin School, Tobin Children’s School, and Tobin Afterschool joined together for an amazing day of fun, family-friendly community service activities here on our Natick campus. While community service and encouraging our students to find ways to help others is key to our Tobin mission, this annual event truly highlights the many ways that all of us can work together to support those in need.
This year’s event featured old favorites, like making dog biscuits and holding Alex’s Lemonade Stand, as well as some new events, decorating Kindness Rocks and making origami crafts.
Here’s a look at all that we accomplished at this year’s event:
- More than 220 people participated in this wonderful day of activities
- We collected 3 huge boxes of leftover Halloween candy to send to our troops overseas through Operation Gratitude
- We gathered 26 pairs of sneakers for Nike’s Reuse a Shoe program which recycles them into playground surface material
- Lots of beautiful origami cranes and funny origami “Take a Bite out of Cancer” snappers for Cranes for Cancer
- 100’s of Pumpkin Dog Biscuits for Buddy Dog Humane Society
- 366 Snack Bags for children whose parents visit the A Place to Turn Emergency Food Pantry
- Dozen of beautiful Kindness Rocks to share a spirit of Kindness with others
- $75.80 donated from our face painting and tattoo station for hurricane survivors in Haiti
- $77.35 donated at our used book sale & $88.00 donated at our obstacle course station to support Tailored for Education’s efforts to provide uniforms for children who otherwise could not attend school
- 3 cozy fleece blankets made for families at Natick’s Family Promise Metrowest site
- 51 holiday cards for homeless veterans through Holidays for Heroes
- 9 bags of unsold book donations to More Than Words, an organization that empowers youth to take charge of their lives by taking charge of a business
- $244.50 raised to fight childhood cancer at our Alex’s Lemonade Stand
Many, many thanks to all for your donations and participation. It was truly a wonderful example of many hands making light work.