Ransom Everglades sophomores and juniors assembled personal hygiene bags for families in Coconut Grove at the same time that freshmen and seniors put together Easter Baskets for students in Project Thrive, a program run by ARC of South Florida that helps children with intellectual or developmental delays. The campus-wide service project took place during a break in the school day on April 7.
Faculty members Laurie Miller, Andrea Gallardo and Karen Key helped organize the event sponsored by the Volunteer Service Council. Each of the bags and baskets included myriad items and a handmade Easter card. The council was able to deliver 200 hygiene bags to the Coconut Grove Crisis Food Pantry and baskets for 91 children in Project Thrive.
Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Ransom Everglades School produces graduates who "believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.