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Pelicans Engage Community From a Distance

Kevin, Molly '19, Zachary '22, & Heather Henderson at home.  

Loomis Chaffee students, faculty, staff, and faculty families on and off the Island continue to engage — from a safe distance — with the greater community in efforts to serve the common good this spring,  reports Heather Henderson, director of Community Service Programs.

More than a dozen students and faculty are making surgical masks in a project coordinated by faculty member Ginny DeConinck. The project already has provided several dozen home-sewn masks to the Physical Plant for distribution within the school community. Heather and Ginny welcome Loomis community members who’d like to join the effort, especially experienced sewers from the school’s Quilting for a Cause program. Anyone who has a sewing machine is welcome to email Heather or Ginny for instructions. 

“Write to Windsor,” a Loomis-organized letter-writing effort, amassed a large first batch of heartfelt greetings from members of the school community to local senior citizens who may be isolated in their homes for an extended time to avoid contracting COVID-19. The letters and cards were delivered to Rebecca Joyce at the Windsor Senior Center for distribution. Young people in Windsor’s Youth Service Bureau will join the Loomis Chaffee effort. Anyone interested in joining the effort may connect to a presentation with simple instructions or contact Heather. 

Students, faculty, and staff can connect to the April 29 issue of Pelican Wellness Newsletter and check the Daily Bulletin and Community eNews for more information about ongoing and upcoming opportunities to engage with the community and serve the common good from home.