For many years, Saint Andrew’s students and faculty have taken part in creating Thanksgiving baskets to be donated to Boca Helping Hands. The French Club and SA 4 USA led this year's month-long campaign with guidance from French teacher Christel Callahan.
“The need increases every year, and SA tries to support as much as we can,” said Callahan. “It truly is a school-wide community effort.”
In Lower School, each class was encouraged to assemble at least two boxes. Students in the Middle and Upper Schools worked on filling boxes with all the fixings for a Thanksgiving meal during their advisory periods. Students, faculty, staff, and families participated by donating physical boxes and items or by donating money to BHH so that they would be able to create boxes for families in need.
In the Upper School, a friendly competition among the advisories is involved to see which advisory team can donate the most food. This year, there will also be a Turkey Trophy for the Upper School advisory team with the largest donation per capita. The new tradition was the idea of Alex Dupuy ’25, the French Club’s secretary. This year's winner will be announced during assembly after Thanksgiving break.
Last Friday, Upper School students volunteered to load the boxes from all the divisions into the Boca Help Hands trucks. With 54 baskets from Lower School, 74 from Middle School, and 137 from Upper School, the total number of physical baskets came to 265! In addition, there were 160 online basket donations. The unofficial total came to 425 baskets. Way to go, Scots!
We wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving. Be sure to watch this video to see what our students are thankful for at Saint Andrew’s.
- ALL SCHOOL