The Windward School community members created and donated thousands of items to benefit local charities.

On Saturday, February 29, 2020, The Windward School’s Windward Parents Association (WPA) hosted its 2nd Annual CommUNITY Service Day at both Windward’s Manhattan Lower and Middle Schools campus and Westchester Middle School campus. On both campuses, 245 volunteers comprised of students and their family members and Windward faculty and staff members participated in hands-on activities to benefit this year’s charity partners. Windward’s Manhattan Lower and Middle School families supported New York Common Pantry, Best Friends Animal Society, God’s Love We Deliver, and Leveling the Playing Field. Similarly, the Westchester Lower and Middle School families in White Plains supported New Covenant Center, Adopt-a-Dog Animal Shelter, Meal-on-Wheels, and Leveling the Playing Field. 

Thanks to this year’s CommUNITY Service Day at The Windward School, the following items were created and donated: 

"We designed this annual event last year with an incredible team of volunteers when we saw a need to bring our students together with their families to help others, promote goodwill, and create lasting memories,” said Susan Arditi-Adams and Barbara O’Connor, Co-Presidents of the WPA. “There is nothing better than seeing parents and students truly engaged with activities that give back to our local communities. Our CommUNITY Service Day is true quality time and an endeavor we hope to continue for years to come." 

The Windward School and WPA thank Manhattan Lower and Middle Schools’ co-chairs Susan Petrie-Badertscher and Wendie Lopez and Westchester Lower and Middle Schools’ co-chairs Anne Louise Bostock and Tami Mount for coordinating a successful event. \

Photos from WPA CommUNITY Service Day in Westchester:

Photos from WPA CommUNITY Service Day in Manhattan: