Every Thanksgiving, Moorestown Friends School students from Prekindergarten through Grade 12 join faculty and staff for a special all-school tradition called Thanksgiving Happening. More than 40 mixed-age groups of students, faculty, and staff work together to create gifts such as wreaths, tissue paper flowers, paper bag turkeys, murals, and more to deliver to South Jersey nursing homes and continuing care facilities. The day concludes with a song led by the music teachers, an interfaith prayer, a Thanksgiving story, and Meeting for Worship. In addition, an announcement is made about the number of complete Thanksgiving dinners the school has collected as part of the annual Thanksgiving Food Drive. All of the ingredients for a feast, along with money collected for turkey purchases, is donated to New Visions Community Center in Camden for delivery to local families in need.
This is one in a series of videos introducing specific Moorestown Friends School vocabulary – traditions, programs, values, phrases, and landmarks. This video was produced and edited by Andrew Rowan ’19.
To read additional student perspectives on Thanksgiving Happening, click here.