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Service Opportunities

Breck promotes various service opportunities going on at the school. Check back often as this page will be updated regularly.

Read It Forward Used Book Sales

We collected used books before spring break and now it's time to sell them! Our prices are extremely reasonable: $1 for paperbacks and $2 for hardcovers.

Parents — stock up on summer reading for your kids! The book sale will take place in Room 23 of the Lower School. Dates/hours are listed below:

  • May 24 | 3:00-6:30 PM
  • May 25 | 7:45-9:00 AM
  • May 29 | 7:45-9:00 AM and 2:30-3:30 PM
  • May 30 | 7:45-9:00 AM and 2:30-3:30 PM
  • May 31 | 7:45-9:00 AM and 2:30-3:30 PM
  • June 1  | 10:00 AM to Noon

If possible, we're asking parents to pay with $1 bills — or buy 5 or 10 books if you don't have change! 

We are still accepting donations, but they will not be used as trade-ins for different books.

Please feel free to contact organizer Sara Ahluwalia (or call 646-729-7530) with any questions. Click here to download a flyer about the dates and details.

Philanthropy Project Products Make Great Gifts!

Sugar Scrubs and Bath Bombs | $4 each or one of each for $7

Proceeds support Special Olympics/Unified Sports. Contact Meredith Habstritt if you'd like to make a purchase.

Candles | $6 each

Proceeds support the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Contact Cheney Parkhill if you'd like to make a purchase.

Box Tops for Education

Think PINK! Breck's Philanthropy Project is supported by the year-round collection of Box Tops for Education. Look for collection boxes around the school. Questions? Contact Chaplain Nan Zosel.

Philanthropy Project 2017-2018

Students in grades 4-10 were invited to apply for Philanthropy Project grants, which are funded by the collection General Mills Box Tops for Education. This year's grantees were announced in Lower School Chapel:

CHENEY PARKHILL (Grade 5)
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
“Make it Grow” – sale of candles
$150
 
MEREDITH HABSTRITT, MAIYA GARCIA, AMILIA HINCK, LUCI MONTGOMERY BAKER, ELLIE ZAKRAJSHECK (Grade 5)
Special Olympics: Unified Sports
“Make it Grow”- sale of bath bomb & scrubs
$200

ANNIE GROSSMAN (Grade 4)
U of M Masonic Children’s Hospital
“Get to Know”- make tied blankets for patients
$100

ESME GULBRANSON, PEYTON VINCENT, AVERY LAMPE (Grade 5)
U of M Masonic Children’s Hospital
“Make it Grow”- sale of baked goods
$100

ELLIE WEINSTEIN, GABRIELLE JOHANSSON (Grade 8)
U of M Masonic Children’s Hospital
“Get to Know” - make care packs
$150

PHILIP AHRENS (Grade 10)
River House Friends, Thailand
“Get to Know”- Philip will help Breck learn more about this effort, and will determine a good use for the funds as students prepare for the trip.
$100

PHILIP FAUVER (Grade 4)
Colonial Acres Senior Home
“Get to Know” – research resident’s technology needs, including e-books. Money would be used to purchase electronic books or music
$150

MADDIE CASAD and CHARLOTTE WILCOX (Grade 4)
Sunrise Senior Home
“Get to Know” – provide craft supplies, and lead a craft activity for residents.
$50