Knowing that they care


To the Editor:

Since 2002, the West Tisbury Junior High School seventh- and eighth-graders have delivered a huge helping of holiday cheer to families in need. On November 23, two days before Thanksgiving, students from the West Tisbury School arrived at Martha’s Vineyard Community Services with teachers Marsha Curtis and Robyn Maciel-Wingate to pick up and deliver 40 Thanksgiving baskets to families in need.

Students Leila Gardner, Anne Ollen, Hadley Chapman, Olivia Ogden, Jessica Sonia, Michelle DeGeofroy, August Welles, Julia Neville, Whitney Schroeder, Madison McBride, and Charlie Parkhurst gave their time today to think of others who may not be as fortunate. It is always moving for everyone to see the students proudly unloading the baskets from the bus and bringing them to the different agency programs where they are distributed to Island families.

We share heartfelt appreciation with Marsha and Robyn and the students they inspired. We hope that they all take great pride in the fact that they made a big difference in the way 40 Island families celebrated Thanksgiving this year. Beyond the lovely meals provided, the knowledge that they care is sure to bring great warmth to the holiday for those they helped.

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

Julia Burgess

Executive Director

Martha’s Vineyard Community Services