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Compassionate Participation During the Holiday Season

Compassionate participation in the world is a pillar of Shipley's mission statement and engrained in the life and culture of the School. See a few examples of the various ways Shipley students are bringing compassionate participation to life this holiday season. 


All School Thanksgiving Pack-Up
Leading up to Thanksgiving, the Shipley community donated money to purchase food items for Thanksgiving meals and then spent a few hours packing up meals for families in need. Each student group began their session with a mindful meditation activity focusing on food insecurity and gratitude. Students then stuffed bags to complete 250 Thanksgiving meals for local families, including those who receive services from Shipley’s partner organizations: Andrew Jackson School, People’s Emergency Center, Mercy Neighborhood Ministries, and The Breathing Room.
 
Each Thanksgiving meal fed a family of 6-8 people and included a 16-18 lb. turkey, yams, potatoes, green beans, apples, oranges, cranberry sauce, gravy, rolls, peanut butter, jelly, and treats. 

Watch Fox 29's live news coverage of the Turkey Drive.

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The Shipley School is a private, coeducational day school for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students, located in Bryn Mawr, PA. Through our commitment to educational excellence, we develop within each student a love of learning and a desire for compassionate participation in the world.