Care packages are a great way for families to show children away at school that they are loved and missed. With that in mind, last week the King’s Academy Parent Council organized a “Sending Energy and Love” care package drive for the 408 students currently boarding fulltime at King’s, in collaboration with the school’s Advancement Office and the K.A.R.E. (King’s Academy Resiliency Efforts) team.
Due to the country’s deteriorating COVID-19 situation, King’s has established a “Green Zone” that aims to maintain a safe, virus-free campus by limiting movement on or off campus to the bare minimum. Presently residing within small groups, or cohorts, in their dorms, the students will not return home or see their families until the end of the fall semester. The care packages are a way for parents to send a little love and cheer to them during a challenging time.
In just 48 hours, the Parent Council mobilized at a location in Amman to collect, sanitize and pack thousands of healthy energy snacks into boxes for each residential cohort. In addition to providing snacks, parents also sent notes of care and encouragement to be included in the packages. After being picked up, sanitized and delivered to school, the boxes were distributed to the dorms where they were excitedly received by the surprised students.
“These are uncertain times for everyone, especially for young people,” said Chief Advancement Officer Rami Abi Jomaa. “It means the world to them, especially our international students who do not have parents living in Jordan, to see that all of our King’s parents are thinking of them and took the time to send them care packages.”
- Parent Council