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As Moses Brown School faces the challenges of a world suddenly changed, we can find strength in reaffirming our commitment to the values of Friends: simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality, and stewardship.

As MB shifts our practices to become a new kind of learning community, the school’s guiding Quaker testimonies continue to guide us

Ways to Give Back

Cards for Patients & Hospital Staff

Looking for something to do? Want to send appreciation and well wishes? Rhode Island Hospital is looking for homemade cards to give patients and hospital staff.  As you are probably aware, patients cannot receive visitors at this time and many are very lonely and frankly bored. Hospital staff, on the front line, are making tremendous sacrifices for the health and safety of all of us.  Many of them are working long hours and are unable to see their families as well. So gather some paper, markers and crayons and make some uplifting cards to say Hello, Thinking of You or simply Thank You! A list of supplies and suggestions can be found here – cards should not include any personal information or religious comments.  Please do not include messages such as “Get well” or “Feel better” as many patients suffer from medical conditions that are chronic, life-long, progressive and/or terminal.  Please check out the link for specific ideas.

Cards can be mailed to: Adrianne Walsh, Volunteer Services, Rhode Island Hospital ,593 Eddy St., Providence, RI  02903

Should you have any questions, then please contact Adrianne Walsh at awalsh@lifespan.org or 401-444-8635.

 

The House of Hope

COVID-19 has forced soup kitchens to limit operations, increasing food insecurity for vulnerable populations in our community. The House of Hope is leading an initiative to feed Rhode Islanders who have little to no access to food through a no-contact food delivery system. They need your help.

 

Cards to Bedford, MA

A Veterans Hospital in the Boston area is experiencing a surge in COVID-19 patients. These Veterans and the heroic staff who care for them are in need of some uplifting messages. We can help by sending letters or cards to help raise their spirits. If you would like to contribute, address your letters and cards to:

Operation Mail Call

Veteran (or) Employee

Bedford VAMC

200 Springs Road

Bedford, MA 01730

 

Cards for Nursing Homes

Callan H. ’22, who leads the Helping Older People Club, is encouraging our community to reach to nursing homes. Callan explains, “ Thousands of nursing homes and senior centers have been affected by corona and elderly who aren’t in nursing homes are lonelier than ever. I encourage you to make cards, call your grandparents, or anyone you know who is lonely right now. I have attached a couple of addresses for senior centers or nursing homes around Rhode Island and Massachusetts below, but feel free to send cards to any nursing home you know of. Thank you!”

List of Nursing of Homes in Rhode Island and Massachusetts

    • 5 St Elizabeth Way, East Greenwich, RI 02818
    • 209 Elmwood Avenue, Providence RI 02907
    •  1 St Elizabeth Way, East Greenwich, RI 02818
    • 1 Butler Ave, Providence, RI 02906
    • 190 Mansfield Ave, Norton, MA 02766
    • 50 Warwick Ave, Cranston, RI 02905
    • 860 North Quidnessett Road, North Kingstown, RI 02852
    • 159 Division St, East Greenwich, RI 02818

 

 

 

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