In 2020, 6th graders Ben Tuco, Ryan Mabardi, and Josh Lemotte created their own Medford-themed, breast cancer bracelets to raise awareness and money for breast cancer. Bracelets were sold to the AMS community for $1. They quickly sold out of their bracelets and earned $135 in profits. The group immediately ordered more bracelets, but due to COVID, they were not able to finish the project. Fast forward to 2021, 6th graders Mia LaPorte, Nate Burns, and Maria Clara Araujo continued to sell the bracelets and earned $250. Thanks to the collaborative efforts of these students, CCSR was able to donate $385 to the Ellie Fund, a charity organization that provides assistance to breast cancer patients residing in/or receiving treatment in Massachusetts.
CCSR and The Sewing Club collaborated on this project to donate to the Bread of Life in Malden. The Sewing Club stayed late after school two times to sew 71 toiletry bags. The CCSR worked with the community to collect toiletry donations. Right before Christmas break students from CCSR and Sewing Club stayed late after school to organize the toiletry items and pack the handmade toiletry bags. After packing and donating the bags, they were able to donate extra toiletry items. A special thank you to: Julia Parker, AMS Sewing Club advisor Mea Mustone, School Committee member Vivian Su and the AMS PTO. The First Community United Methodist Church in Medford. The countless teachers, students, administration, and parents CCSR and Sewing Club student members.