Project Humanitarian Involvement, or PHI, a Hull High School student club, continues the work of helping those in need despite the challenges posed by the coronavirus.
“I just think it’s a tremendous program, and I’m always inspired by the students of Hull High School and their willingness to make positive change in the world,” adviser Tim Mackenzie said of PHI’s accomplishments.
The club is currently raising money for care packages for homeless people, Mackenzie reported, and plans to distribute the packages to Father Bill’s Homeless Shelter in Quincy. The care packages, he said, will contain a variety of items – “hats, gloves, hygiene products like toothpaste and toothbrushes, socks, and handwarmers.”
PHI is also planning a service trip to the Dominican Republic in 2022. “We’re going to be working with an all-girls school for impoverished children,” Mackenzie said.
The club has already traveled to the Dominican Republic several times, and the trips have been very educational for the students who participated, Mackenzie finds. “They get to use some of the Spanish they’ve learned; they get to see how other people live. And there’s also the whole community service aspect of it, where students feel really good about themselves for having helped other people.”
“Right now, we only have about five or six students, so we have to figure out how to get more students involved,” Mackenzie told The Hull TImes. “We’re going to have a virtual meeting with parents on Jan. 21 [to] try and include as many people as possible.”
Victorian Dolan is school correspondent for The Hull Times.