Students Craft Butterflies for Mary’s Place

The student-run Pelican Service Organization (PSO) earlier this month hosted a weekend craft-making activity in support of Mary’s Place, an organization the helps local bereaved children and families.

More than 40 students made and decorated butterfly-themed masks, rings, and garlands in the Scanlan Campus Center on the afternoon of Sunday, March 7. Mary’s Place embraces the butterfly as a symbol of hope and transformation. The hand-crafted gifts will be presented to families served by the organization, according to Heather Henderson, director of Community Engagement programs at Loomis Chaffee.  

According to Heather, Mary’s Place was unable to hold its annual “Have A Heart” fundraiser in February due to COVID-19 safety restrictions. The PSO hosted its craft event to raise awareness for the local organization’s needs, especially during the pandemic, which has caused so much loss of life.

Connect to the organization’s website to learn more.

Connect to the Norton Family Center for the Common Good webpage to learn more about Community Engagement at Loomis Chaffee.