In response to the typhoon that struck the Samar and Leyte provinces in the Philippines last month, the Brooklyn Friends School community held a bake sale today. Baked goods were made and donated by Preschool through Upper School students as well as faculty and staff. The bake sale raised money for mosquito nets to be distributed to children in the Samar province whose homes were lost during the typhoon.
Geovanna Lim, the mother of Sophia Haas (one of our Family Center assistant teachers), will be traveling to the Samar province next week and will facilitate the delivery of mosquito nets, along with the banner our students decorated. As the co-founder and executive director of the International Initiative for the Philippines, Geovanna has been offering ongoing support to children and families in the Samar province. She will be visiting with our students upon her return to share an update about the conditions in the Philippines for the children in Samar who will be accepting our donation.