A group of community members are seeking to fund face masks for the close to 350 member graduating Algonquin seniors. The initiative is part of an effort to allow seniors to hold some kind of Graduation celebration.
The fundraising page explains:
Recently you may have seen a petition to help raise our voices in support of a more collaborative approach to the Algonquin Regional High School Class of 2020 Graduation Ceremony. We are happy to share that our voices were heard (nearly 1,000 of them). Thank you very much for that support!
Final details have not yet been revealed, but we believe it will include a (partially) in-person, socially distant and safe event! Because of this, we are looking to raise funds to provide masks for each of the nearly 350 students. They have been custom-designed for these students and TawkMasks, a MA small business, has agreed to prioritize and expedite delivery of our order so we have them in time at no additional charge.
In addition to keeping these students safe, the mask is also a memento they can continue to use and keep to remember these unprecedented, albeit unique, times. We realize these are financially trying times for many families. We are looking for financial support in any amount from friends, community members, and businesses (a worthy charitable donation). Sponsorship opportunities are available to local businesses that are interested as well, please contact Dinagreenwald@yahoo.com.
Our goal is to raise $5,200 for the cost of the masks and any remaining additional funds will be donated to the senior class fund in support of a special homecoming event in their honor at the end of this year. Please consider making a donation to ensure a safe and celebratory commencement for the ARHS Class of 2020.
Thank you for your continued support! Be safe!
To support the cause you can click here.
Editor’s Note: I had hoped that I could combine this with information on finalized plans for the graduation ceremony. The ARHS administration planned to discuss the details at last night’s Regional School Committee meeting and hoped to issue an announcement today. Unfortunately, I have to run this afternoon, so can’t follow up on that today. Stay tuned.