’Tis the Season of Giving: ’Wick Students Grant Holiday Wishes
The holiday season has arrived at Brunswick — and, so too, has the spirit of giving, gratitude, and good will.
’Wick students of all divisions have been (generously) busy with a host of community-service initiatives on and away from campus — taking time aside from their everyday individual and collective pursuits to think about others in need during this special time of year.
Here’s a quick snapshot of some of their efforts at work:
Halloween Costume Drive: More than 100 costumes were donated to benefit children at the Norwalk Grassroots Tennis Program.
Thanksgiving Food Drives: Hundreds of baskets — with all the fixings — were packed and delivered to organizations and shelters throughout Fairfield and Westchester counties.
Midnight Run: Upper School students traveled to New York City to hand out sweatshirts, pants, coats, blankets, gloves, and socks to homeless men and women.
“Operation Santa Too”: Necessities and holiday gifts were gathered in support of Public School 55 in the Bronx.
Holiday Gift Drives: Nearly 1,000 (yes, 1,000) toy wishes were granted for children throughout the regional community.
The boys have also been earning their keep in the classroom, on the stage, and on the athletic fronts this fall — with additional annual highlights including Homecoming, Colonial Day, and the Turkey Bowl.
Of course, there’s been much more.
But by this Friday, after the traditional all-school singing (or shouting) of “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” students and faculty will head out on a well-deserved holiday break — with plenty of time to consider their accomplishments and shortfalls of the past few months, as well as the hustle and bustle of what’s to come at Brunswick in the New Year.