Hi! My name is Mrs. Maura Darcy and I'm a WHS School Counselor.
My fellow staff and I are passionate about empowering our students to act with empathy and kindness - and to give back to our local community.
That's why I'm happy to announce that our students are participating in a nationwide movement called Blankets of Hope.
Blankets of Hope is a 501(c)3 nonprofit partnering with schools to deliver blankets and handwritten notes of encouragement to people experiencing homelessness.
As part of the initiative, every student will be participating in a Blankets of Hope Kindness Workshop. We will have a group empathy exercise, write personalized letters of encouragement, and even perform a loving-kindness meditation.
Once the workshop is complete, we'll be delivering 48 Blankets of Hope to those in need in our local community!
My staff and I are launching this GoFundMe page in an effort to raise money for the blankets we'll need for students to participate.
100% of all donations will go directly to purchasing blankets. At $5 a blanket, we'll need to raise $240 (one for each student to participate).
If you have the means, it would mean the world if you could support us in reaching our goal and help inspire a massive movement of kindness!
Thank you so much!!
Mrs. Maura Darcy
Weehawken High School