Stetson School Students Giving Back
Students from Stetson School give back to the community in many ways – and one of their favorite activities is volunteering with the Boston Bruins Foundation and the Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation. Since 2011, the Stetson School community has been volunteering as 50/50 raffle sellers – helping both Foundations raise thousands of dollars for non-profit organizations. Johnson Tran of the Celtics Shamrock Foundation told the students during a recent visit that the Celtics raise over $2000 more a game when they volunteer.
Lisa Ouimette, Stetson School teacher shared that the students challenge each other as to who the best salesmen are each game! “The empathy learned by volunteering and raising funds to help others in need is a lesson the students carry with them and is invaluable”, said Ouimette.
Bob Sweeney, Executive Director of the Boston Bruins Foundation noted that the consistency of the volunteers from Stetson School make his job easier, knowing that familiar and committed volunteers are representing the Foundation and interacting with the fans.
Students and teachers from Stetson School presented each Charitable Foundation with a plaque of thanks and a donation of $200. Michael, a student spoke about the importance of learning to give back and make a difference for people in need. Daquan, another student talked about the importance of showing up to help others and how important the impact of the work is to the Stetson community.