On Monday, January 20th, 95 parents, children, staff, and alumni gathered to participate in a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. Thank you to all of the families, staff, and alumni who participated. Our community assembled 30 housewarming baskets for people formerly experiencing homelessness who are now moving into new housing, 50 hygiene bags for people experiencing homelessness, and 120 bagged lunches for a local food pantry – all entirely comprised of items donated by our families. Another group of volunteers sorted 2,000 books at The Maryland Book Bank. (Watch closely for a few of our Lower Elementary students featured on Wbal-Tv.) Indeed, many hands make light work!
In considering our theme from last school year (Service & Stewardship) with this year’s (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging) it seemed a natural fit to partner together in this way. Your generosity in providing supplies for the assembly projects was humbling, your partnership with your children in service of others was heartwarming, and our impact together was astounding!
Thank you sincerely for sharing yourself in this way. What a wonderful reminder of how, in Baltimore, we are all in this together. We look forward to being in service alongside you again soon!
Chris Youngston Gray is the Advancement Assistant at Greenspring Montessori School. In her role, she is responsible for organizing campus events, spearheading alumni relations, and working to grow the overall feeling of community at Greenspring. Chris draws on her experiences from a lengthy background in community service. In addition to founding her own non-profit providing mentoring and performing arts opportunities to young people in Baltimore City, she also worked on grant writing, donor cultivation, fiscal management, and program development. In addition to her philanthropic missions, Chris enjoys spending time with her family, practicing yoga, hiking, dancing, and singing.