The Driscoll Extended Day Program (DEDP) is a non-profit after school program that takes place at the Michael Driscoll School in Brookline, MA. Every year DEDP hosts a charity craft fair–this year the program was happy to donate to the Matènwa Community Learning Center, having been particularly impressed with MCLC’s multi-faceted approach to helping its community. Through the yearly event, teachers hope their students will start and continue on a path of social responsibility.
Kids from Kindergarten through 5th grade worked from September to late November making crafts, baking sweets, and selling raffle tickets for the event. Teachers from the program donated gift certificates and services to be raffled off. The event was a huge success, and the students involved were genuinely interested to learn about the people they were helping in Haiti.