Coffee Breaks Raise Money for Charities


Coffee Breaks Raise Money for Charities
Seniors Erika Carlson and Brenna Maguire converse while enjoying cupcakes during their class’s Coffee Break. Photo taken by Matt Younis.

By Matt Younis
Every year around the holidays, each class gathers during advisory for its Coffee Break. Students are asked to bring in baked goods to be sold during the event. The Coffee Breaks, sponsored by Student Council, are friendly competitions between the classes that raises money for local and national charities.

This year’s beneficiaries of the Coffee Breaks are Heifer International and Project Just Because, which were voted on by Student Council. “We chose Heifer and PJB because we wanted to benefit the local community, but we also wanted to affect the world community as well,” stated Kelly O’Connor, a Student Council representative, regarding the choice of charities.

Heifer International is an organization that helps hungry families in foreign countries. Its goal is to combat world hunger and global poverty. This organization not only feeds families, but provides them with a food source, such as plants and livestock. They also provide needy families with education on how to maintain viable and sustainable agriculture. The ultimate goal of the project is to provide families and communities with agriculture to eventually become self-sustaining.

The other charity is Project Just Because, which is a local charity that helps families here in Metrowest. Project Just Because is located in Hopkinton and supplies families in the community with support in the form of clothing, gift baskets, food, toiletries, and much more. This organization is very important to families around the holidays because there are so many who need help during these tough economic times.

All students are encouraged to bring in baked goods to sell to their classmates. The senior class Coffee Break will be on November 19, the sophomore class Coffee Break will be on December 3, the junior class Coffee Break will be on December 10, and the freshmen class Coffee Break will be on December 17.