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Buckingham Friends students aid Bucks County community through service learning projects


Buckingham Friends School in Lahaska recognizes the recent accomplishments of its students’ commitment to their local communities through their acts of service from late November through mid-January.

Students, faculty, and families from all grades worked together on an array of service learning projects in support of multiple organizations in Bucks County and surrounding areas.

Each year, the school community engages in service activities that provide every student the opportunity to participate. During the late fall, students in the Lower School began their donation drive for Fisherman’s Mark, a social services organization in Lambertville, N.J. Organized and led by the first-grade class, students from kindergarten through second grade collected, sorted and donated articles of winter clothing, including hats, scarves, and over 200 mittens.

Prior to the winter break, service projects included collecting donations for area organizations through holiday drives, visiting assisted living centers, and volunteering at two community-wide events for local non-profit organizations.

In mid-December, the first grade class traveled to spread some holiday cheer and sang carols for residents at Friends Village and Pennswood Village.

Middle and Upper School students organized their annual donation drive for another local non-profit, A Woman’s Place. Students in fifth through seventh grade collected and organized non-perishable items and toys, including stuffed animals, to donate to families in need. Following this effort, a group of students from the Middle and Upper School helped set up the annual holiday party hosted by A Woman’s Place.

“It was a heartwarming experience for me to see how seriously our BFS students embrace service projects. The students who sorted and packed food donations and set up for the holiday party at A Woman’s Place worked diligently and with enthusiasm. The students who came to run games at the party were warm and welcoming, and they shared their signature mix of positivity and energy with the children attending the event. I am confident that our students added some much-needed light to the holiday season because they certainly brightened my day,” said seventh grade co-advisor Bill Lynch.

Service activities continued after returning from the winter break with two more projects.

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the entire school community of students and families gathered on campus to provide essential supplies for Bucks County Housing Group. Buckingham Friends School honors Dr. King and his legacy every year by holding a day of service in which the community collects items to donate to nonprofit organizations around the area.

Students from all grades also participated in making over 160 dry soup jars on Jan. 17, as part of their assembly time. The soup jars included three types of beans, and a dry spice packet containing seven spices that each student put together. All jars were donated to Fisherman’s Mark Pantry in Lambertville, N.J.

To learn more about BFS, register for its upcoming Admissions Open House on Saturday, February 24, at or schedule a private tour with the Director of Admissions and Financial Aid Melissa Clayton at

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