Isabel Alvarado '21 is taking action to help those in need in her father's homeland. Alvarado was heartbroken to see the devastation and destruction left behind by Hurricane Eta in Honduras and Central American. Many cities and town in Honduras were left underwater, without power and minimal resources for food and clothing.
A student leader at Fontbonne, Isabel felt compelled to do something to help. Working with Ms. Maria Sarte, Director of Mission & Ministry she quickly launched a donation relief drive. Isabel has called on her Fontbonne sisters and the faculty and staff to come together and do what their part. Isabel is asking for donations of blankets, towels, sheets, new or gently used clothing, etc. Items can be dropped off at Fontbonne during the school day through Friday, November 13th and on Saturday, November 14th from 10am-11am. Donations will also be collected on Saturday morning from 10am-11am at Saint Mary Catholic Church located at 211 North Main Street in Randolph.
Isabel has also offered a service opportunity to her peers. Some will join her in sorting through the donations and preparing them for shipment on Saturday in Everett.
All donations will be given to the Honduran Coalition and the group will get the items to Honduras and distribute to the most affected cities and towns. "Isabel is a true women of courage made strong. She exemplifies the Fontbonne mission of serving the dear neighbor. Her leadership has inspired her sisters and this drive will help so many struggling in the aftermath of Hurricane Eta, " said Ms. Maura Spignesi, Head of School.