From the members of the York County Education Association

York County Retired Educators Association held their 10th annual Day of Caring at Marshwood Middle School on Saturday, September 14, 2019. Each year, as part of a statewide volunteer project, each county association of the Maine Education Association Retired, does “Something Special” for a school in their county on or around September 11th. This is our way to honor those affected by the tragic events of that infamous day.

Students from St. Joseph’s College, Staff from Marshwood Middle School and MEA President, Grace Leavitt joined YCREA members at MMS for a very successful workday. We painted in the cafeteria, in a locker room and in the gymnasium. We also painted a large storage cabinet in the art room.  We dusted shelves in the library and we cleaned and arranged displays in three large cabinets in the lobby. After our work was finished, we had a wonderful lunch provided by Principal Tony Bourbon.

We were also able to donate to the school, backpacks, school supplies and a generous check to be used for students and staff, thanks to the support of many YCREA members, active MEA members from York County, MEA President, Grace Leavitt, MEA Uniserv Director, Judi Beverage and Staples Store in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, manager Matt Haas.

Day of Caring has become a very special activity in the association. It is amazing what can be accomplished when you work together to make a difference for others.