Newark Academy Community Service Makes Masks for Healthcare Workers
Newark Academy’s community service program is offering weekly challenges that can be done by students of all ages and their families. Every Monday, @NA_Service on Instagram and Twitter will post a new opportunity to make a difference to others -- right from the comfort of your own home.
“These challenges are designed to help create a community through serving each other with the recognition that we are all in this together,” Director of Community Service Sarah Fischer said. “The hope is that we can see service as a means of taking action while we are asked to be inactive and stay home.”
Already, NA has worked with the local organization, Front Line Angels, to make face masks for healthcare workers.
“I haven’t done any sewing since 7th or 8th grade when I first learned, so seeing this challenge from the Community Service Council was pretty interesting to me as a chance to reignite the excitement I used to get from sewing,” Stella Gilbert '22 said, adding, “I’m grateful for the opportunity to make these masks, to feel like I’m a part of something bigger than myself, despite it being out of my control. I have certainly gained a lot of empathy from this experience and urge others to participate as well.”