On Tuesday, more than 30 volunteers from global biopharmaceutical company AbbVie, spent five hours rapidly conducting a makeover of the Holmes Elementary School library. The makeover includes the creation of a “makerspace” that was unveiled at a ribbon-cutting ceremony the same day.
The library is outfitted with a large mural in celebration of STEM learning, along with a kit of materials for robotics challenges and creative projects. Additionally, the library received new tables, iPads, a mobile touch-screen television, a mobile cart for a 3D printer, books, and décor that engages the students.
The volunteer effort was organized by The Heart of America Foundation, which connects corporate volunteers with schools across the United States. AbbVie is volunteering at schools across the country as part of the Week of Possibilities global volunteering program.
Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Co-host of Caught Up, storyteller, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.
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