December 1, 2014
We asked MFS Faculty and Staff:
Where Do You Give Your Time?
In honor of #GivingTuesday, here are just a few of the causes that our teachers and staff members support.
Middle and Upper School Latin Teacher Linda Vizi loves to make quilts for those in need.
“The quilts are either donated to individuals in need of a warm hug or used to raise money for a particular charity.”
In addition to Moorestown Friends, Linda has donated her quilting talent to all of these organizations:
Samaritan Hospice, Susan B. Komen, New Jersey Audubon Society, Quilts for Kids, Project Linus, The ALS Association, Dooley House, Academy of Vocal Arts, Heroes Tournament, Devereux Foundation, American Swedish Historical Museum, Orchard Friends School, and Phillies Charities.
Middle and Upper School Chemistry Teacher Andrea Robinson is a foster parent. As of December 2014, she is fostering a baby boy, and her family adopted a teenage daughter last year on National Adoption Day (November 22). Andrea has had 15 different children, “for as short as three days and as long as forever.”
“Foster care is so doable and I love to raise awareness about the need, the process, and the ease.”
Middle and Upper School Math Teacher Karen McHugh rescues cats and dogs from kill shelters in the southern United States and fosters them through Luv Furever Animal Rescue.
“Over the six years I have been doing this, my boys and I have saved and placed over 150 cats and 75-plus dogs and puppies. One of our foster dogs, Hank, was to be put to sleep because he was found wandering a road in South Carolina. He is a senior dog and it took us eight months to find him a home, but patience prevailed and he is now with a family who loves him.”