The cold New Hampshire winter will be warmer for some members of Cardigan’s young neighbors, thanks to more than 50 coats and snow suits donated by our students, faculty, and staff. The effort was led by Chapel Leader Leopold Dorilas '19, and illustrates Cardigan’s dedication to our Core Value of Compassion and commitment to “helping the other fella.”
“We’re really fortunate and there are plenty of people in our area who aren’t,” said Leopold as he was driving to drop-off the coats at Mascoma Valley High School with Ms. Cheryl Borek, Cardigan’s Director of Spiritual Life. Teachers at the school will make sure that the winter gear will go to boys and girls who could use some extra winter protection.
“It was all Leopold,” said Ms. Borek of the amount of effort that the Cardigan senior from New Jersey put into making the winter coat drive happen. Coats were collected when our students returned from Winter Break, and Leopold was pleasantly surprised by the result. “I wasn’t expecting this many,” he said. “I was hoping we’d get around 10 coats donated.”
Thank you to everyone in our community who helped give the gift of warmth this winter!