Phillips Academy alumni and parents sure know how to volunteer! As part of Andover’s Non-Sibi Day, alumni and parents spent an exciting Saturday morning volunteering their time at 99Papers.org’s NYC headquarters.
Non -Sibi Day is celebrated every year by the school in celebration of a day that is “not for self.” Alumni, parents, and friends join a project and volunteer to help others. This year we were excited to learn that a New York City group chose to help process thank you packages at 99Papers.org.
When asked what the highlight of the day was, Andover volunteers responded- here are some of their thoughts:
– Reading the letters from students and hearing about 99Papers; it was great to learn about the mission, see the office and read letters from students across the country.
– When one of the volunteers read something like “we don’t have a pencil sharpener in school” made me realize how badly some schools are in need of supplies.
– Meeting some great alumni and current parents and introducing people to this great organization!
– The hysterical letters.
– I had no idea what to expect coming to 99Papers but the atmosphere couldn’t have been more welcoming. It was great to read all of these letters from students thanking their donors – the comments were priceless – I am so glad I participated!
THANK YOU Non-Sibi Day participants for your time and energy!