FRAMINGHAM – After completing a unit dealing with the theme Hope Endures, Cameron Middle School grade 8 students and staff began working on community service outreach activities as a final project.
One group wanted to do something for the Tufts NICU, because one of the school’s teachers recently had a baby, who was a patient at the medical center.
“We know how much our teacher enjoys reading to her son so the students donated books for other parents to share with their babies,” said Principal Michelle Melick.
The students involved worked hard to elicit both book and cash donations (to purchase more books) from other students in the building, explained Melick.
The students posted signs, did outreach, and generously donated to the cause too.
“We received over 50 beautiful brand new baby books and several thoughtful cards,” said Melick.
In addition, a group of grade eight students customized labels for each book with a thoughtful message such as, “Happy reading to your baby – from a Cameron Student – Framingham!”
They also helped to package the books, which were delivered to Tufts on just before the new year on Dec. 30.
The Tufts NICU staff was overjoyed by the thoughtful generosity of these wonderful students, said Melick.
The books are already being enjoyed by the parents and the babies at the medical center.