Corrected date: Tabor students to clean up during 'day of service'

Apr 27, 2018

Tabor Academy is hosting its second service day on April 28 from 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

As part of a larger program of community service that has become an integral part of the school’s mission in action, these service days offer “a time for the Tabor Community to come together to work side by side for our local community,” said Kerry Saltonstall, Director of Communications.

Tabor students will work with more than 25 organizations across the South Coast. Collaborating with representatives from the town as well as local churches, Sippican School, Sippican Lands Trust, the Buzzards Bay Coalition and the Boy Scouts, students will help with all manner of clean up and beautification projects of parks, beaches, playgrounds and roadways.

They will also head to other towns on the South Coast to lend a hand with longstanding service partners such as Gifts to Give, Community Boating, Sharing the Harvest Community Farm and many others. New partners include the Message of Hope Foundation in Pocasset, School on Wheels in Bridgewater and Youth Opportunities Unlimited in New Bedford.

Also new this year is an opportunity for the public to come to Tabor’s Charles Hayden Library from 9-11:30 a.m. to get their technology questions answered. Students will explain the mysteries of Facebook, Skype, smartphone settings, and share their knowledge of digital photography and photo management online. There is free parking at the library located at 71 Spring Street.

“It has been so gratifying to see how our service program has grown over the years from one service morning a year to a robust after school program that instills ongoing interest for many of our students to engage in service throughout the year. Our students are learning so much about the needs of our community and they are applying their time and effort to make a difference,” Saltonstall said.