As always, our students take the lead on making a positive difference in their community. During this time of pandemic and quarantine, the people who were already dealing with lack of housing, healthcare, food access are now more vulnerable than ever. Which makes now, a more urgent than ever, to provide support.
BERKELEY-AREA NONPROFITS COLLECTING DONATIONS
2218 Acton Street, Berkeley
What to donate:
Non-perishable ready to eat food
Cleaning supplies, esp individual hand sanitizer, small packs of wipes,
Size 6 diapers
Donations will be packed in to go bags for low income seniors, other people in subsidized housing and also for encampments.
BOSS (Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency)
Berkeley location: 1918 University Avenue, Berkeley
What to donate:
pajamas, shoes and *new* socks, Men’s & Women’s T-shirts
curtains and blinds
living room furniture
blankets & comforters
dishes, flatware, cups & glasses
pots & pans
JOIN OUR SPREAD THE LOVE CAMPAIGN!
Make Art & Write Letters
Please join us in making art and writing letters of love & care to our senior neighbors.
Chaparral House – Attn: Activities Staff, 1309 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94702
Strawberry Creek Lodge – 1320 Addison St., Berkeley, CA 94702)
At this time when many of us are privleged to take shelter in our homes, it’s important to recognize the people on the front lines who are bravely going to work. Medical professionals, first responders, grocery and supply store employees, food industry and transit workers, janitorial staff, and other essential workers deserve to know we’re grateful for them. TBS students encourage you to join them in making signs of gratitude to display in your windows to ensure that all of those keeping our communities going are loved and appreciated.
PROTECT YOURSELF AND OTHERS
Wearing a mask is a simple act we all can and should do to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Noa (5th grader) put this video together with her grandmother to help us all learn how to make a non-sewing mask with repurposed items in just minutes.
By Kate Klaire, Director of Civic Engagement and GSA Facilitation Supporter with contributions from Jackie Sa, 3rd Grade Teacher and GSA Jr. Facilitator The Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA) at The Berkeley School is a student-run group open to all LGBTQ+ and allied...
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