RE students on both campuses contribute to hygiene drive
Ransom Everglades students participated in a school-wide hygiene drive, contributing to an annual food and toiletries distribution in Coconut Grove in early September that benefitted hundreds of local families. In partnership the school's Volunteer Service Council, RE alumni and the Joshua's Heart Foundation, students on both campuses donated dozens of items – toothpaste, toothbrushes, body wash, detergent, toilet paper, feminine hygiene products, deoderant and dish soap. The items were packaged into more than 120 bags and distributed by some 20 RE students and parents and alumni at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church on Sept. 9.
Faculty member Laura Miller, a student activities co-director at the upper school, read to students a thank-you note from a community member who received items. "I am in awe with all of the products they collected and provided to the community," Miller read at an upper school assembly. "I am part of that community. I am not too vain to accept assistance. My home is very grateful."
Added Miller as students applauded: "What a great way to start off our year living The RE Way."
The distribution was carried out by the Joshua's Heart Foundation, a non-profit founded by an RE alumnus Joshua Williams '18.
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.