BRONXVILLE, N.Y. -- The Chapel School participated in a Midnight Run in New York City recently.
Midnight Run is a volunteer organization dedicated to finding common ground between the housed and the homeless. In over 1,000 relief missions per year, Midnight Run volunteers from churches, synagogues, schools and other civic groups distribute food, clothing, blankets and personal care items to the homeless poor on the streets of New York City.
The Chapel School has adopted these runs into New York City as a bi-annual event, occurring in October and April every year. The entire school is involved in the event, which was on Oct. 2 this year. Each grade is assigned to collect a different food item.
“My class is responsible for dessert treats,” said one youngster. “I brought in wrapped rice crispy treats! They are my favorite and I hope will bring a smile to the person who gets it.”
During study hall, the students prepared and assembled the meals. The older grades were paired with preschool buddies and worked together to assemble over 300 meals. The bagged meals were then brought to the city and distributed by Chapel School faculty and staff, at designated stops to those currently living on the street.
“This is truly an event where the entire school community comes together,” stated one staffer. “We have participated in these runs for a number of years, and instill in our students the importance of helping those in need,” said Chapel School Principal James Dhyne.
The Chapel School's Midnight Run was able to hand-deliver over 300 meals to the homeless in New York City. The giving spirit gave many people a healthy meal and a moment of friendship. The Chapel School faculty and staff were able to witness firsthand the struggles some people face. The appreciation for the small meal deeply moved the staff.
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