An effort made for the happiness of others lifts us above ourselves.” – Lydia M. Child


The DS-Boston community came together with impressive solidarity to financially support 

DS-Boston families, faculty and staff who have been negatively affected by COVID-19 and

related closures. 


The Campaign, run by the DS METCO Scholarship Fund, raised $58,000 from 194 unique

donors for community members in need.


We will continue to work with the DS leadership team and turn your donations into food and

pharmacy cards for distribution through the summer and into the fall. 


THANK YOU for donating once.

THANK YOU for caring.

THANK YOU for donating twice.

THANK YOU for calling and emailing and asking how you can help.

THANK YOU for sending a check from your organization. 

THANK YOU for showing up in this way.


THANK YOU to the Chickering PTO, the Pine Hill CSA, the Middle School POSITIVE group, the DS PTO and the DS Leadership Team for helping to make this happen.


The era of uncertainty is not behind us, and the pandemic continues. 




When DS schools closed in March, the DS METCO Scholarship Fund mobilized the Emergency Funds Campaign and partnered with the DS schools. We expanded our Fund’s mission because we believe that if some of us need help, all of us should care. 


We are proud to announce that even after halting our own fundraising for three months to run the Emergency Funds Campaign and cancelling our annual fundraiser due to COVID-19, we were still able to:

  • Present scholarship awards to four DS METCO seniors.

  • Present the inaugural Juretha Olivia Cooper Memorial Scholarship, an award focused on academics, service and leadership honoring the mother and grandmother of alumni. 

  • Pilot a mentoring program run by DS METCO alumni on our Board, which matches alumni with current DS METCO students.  


Please consider a donation to the DS METCO Scholarship Fund, if you’re able. 



The DS METCO Scholarship Fund Board of Directors





Help the Make a Difference Club support local organizations
in spite of cancelled events!


Our Make a Difference Club had two fundraisers planned for the spring that have been

cancelled/postponed: Family Promise Metrowest's Walk to End Homelessness and our 

Food Drive for A Place to Turn. 


We still want to help provide necessary, targeted assistance while doing what we can as a

community to maintain social distancing. 


We encourage the Chickering community to help these effective local organizations that are seeing a large increase in need for their services. Please consider what you might have given, had the event not been cancelled.


If you might have walked with us, or supported your friends for walking to help end homelessness, please donate here:

Would your family have sent in a few cans or boxes for our food drive? 

If so, please consider giving below:

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