The Amnesty International Service Learning group is celebrating its second year in partnership with Van Buren Middle School and Catholic Charities of Central New Mexico. Amnesty students make twice-monthly visits to Van Buren’s Homework Club, which was created to support “Newcomers” or refugee youth in their adjustment to life in Albuquerque, the English language, and American classrooms.
As we all know, the winter months can be cold and sometimes wet. This season can be particularly challenging for our Newcomer friends and their families. To help them feel more comfortable and stay warm and dry, Amnesty has organized a Stay Warm & Cozy Drive to collect cold weather accessories for the winter season. Most of the Newcomers have arrived here from a warmer climate region (Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, and Uganda), and have little experience with the Albuquerque winter.
We invite the Bosque School community to pitch in! By participating in this drive, you will join our partnership with our community friends. Please consider donating the following items:
Gloves / Mittens
We are seeking these items in all colors, all sizes (baby to adult), and all genders; only new and gently-used only, please.
The Stay Warm & Cozy Drive starts on Friday, Nov 15 and ends on Dec 6. Bins have been placed in common spaces throughout campus: library, Schoolhouse lobby, Pera Science Center, and middle and upper school hallways. Thank you!
Pictures depict a recent field trip to Van Buren’s Homework Club.