Whitby Erects a Refugee Shelter on Campus, Fills 13 “ShelterBoxes”

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Whitby staff, faculty, students and parents set up a Shelterbox tent on campus to draw attention to the situation that refugees face on a regular basis.

As a result of the overwhelming support of the school community, Whitby was able to raise and donate $13,781 in November for ShelterBox USA. This places Whitby at 2nd highest ranking team in the nation fundraising this initiative.

In early November, Whitby staff, faculty, students and parents set up a Shelterbox tent on campus to draw attention to the situation that refugees face on a regular basis.

During emergency situations, up to ten displaced people must call these tents home. ShelterBox ensures affected people receive a tent just like this one as well as vital supplies such as thermal blankets, groundsheets, water storage, solar lamps, wood burning stoves and more.

Each box costs $1,000 to fund. Whitby Head of School Bryan Nixon challenged the community to raise enough money to send 13 boxes before Thanksgiving. Through the generous support of parents, faculty and staff, the school achieved this goal.

Whitby School inspires a passion for learning and empowers each student to take responsibility as an open-minded, principled citizen in a global community. Located in Greenwich, Connecticut, Whitby is the only school in the country with triple accreditation from the American Montessori Society, the International Baccalaureate Organization, and the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools.

ShelterBox

Whitby staff, faculty, students and parents set up a Shelterbox tent on campus to draw attention to the situation that refugees face on a regular basis.

ShelterBox

Whitby staff, faculty, students and parents set up a Shelterbox tent on campus to draw attention to the situation that refugees face on a regular basis.

ShelterBox

Whitby staff, faculty, students and parents set up a Shelterbox tent on campus to draw attention to the situation that refugees face on a regular basis.


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