This year over 100 Dartmouth students need to stay in residence halls on campus over the very long winter break instead of heading home.
If the term “Winterim” is new to you, it’s a unique Dartmouth term for what is now the longest break in the academic schedule, from Thanksgiving through New Year. Long enough in a normal year for internships, academic and athletic road trips, and a long holiday visit with family. Like the rest of 2020, it’s not so festive this year.
The Dartmouth Club of the Upper Valley is joining forces for the first time with the great local alumnae group Women of Dartmouth Upper Valley, to do something about it to make their socially distanced stay on a largely deserted and dark campus just a little less lonely.
We decided to club together to create 100 Care Packages for these students, just like families have done for generations, especially in this darkest time of year. This is a crazy thing to do, but with no DCUV Holiday Party this year, no Concerts, no Revels, no fun here in Whoville, we though the 4000+ of us can get it done!
The two clubs are purchasing some items, including cocoa and maple sugar candy. We’ve already had a pledge of 100 gift cards. We will also take care of boxing everything and “shipping”. The College will set up a pick-up location for the students, since even the Hinman Boxes are closed.
There are many ways you can help. Some are as simple as writing notes, others like baking or making scarves, take longer! We thought some of you might enjoy some holiday baking while stuck at home. This sign-up link gives details, and lets us know what may come in. If you are unable to sign up via this form, or have any questions, please contact DCUV president Sue Reed at firstname.lastname@example.org.