Where do leftover belongings end up?
Each year Hyde students headed for summer break leave behind thousands of articles of clothing, school supplies, bedding and other items of daily life that just won’t fit into their suitcases for the trip back home. Through the efforts of Hyde faculty and staff, the usable items are distributed to schools and institutions that provide services to local kids and families. In addition, Hyde partners with agencies that provide aid to communities in Africa, Haiti, and Nicaragua and many of these items are sent to supply emerging schoolhouses and housing shelters. What Hyde students leave behind gets a second life through its continued use by communities throughout the world. This is just one of many examples of how the members of the Hyde community put their concern into action.
Some past recipients of Hyde donations have included;
Phippsburg Elementary School
- Chop Point’s sister school Campo Alegría in Nicaragua
- Bath Food Mobile
- The Oliver House
- Goodwill of Northern New England
- Woolwich Middle School
- Mount Arrat, Topsham
- West Bath Primary School
- Coastal Humane Society
- The Stride Program @ QVCC
- Windham County women’s shelter
- RARA- Lowell, MA
- Victims of the Hurricane in Springfield, MA
- ARC Emporium
- Lowell Transitional Living Center
- Books for Benefit
Boxes are left around both campuses in which students can put their belongings that they no longer need or want, or cannot take with them. From there, the items are sorted and donated.
Thank you to everyone in the Hyde community who donates to these causes!