HERSHEY’S Donates Masks for MHS Families
As Milton Hershey School students prepare to leave campus for an extended Spring Break, The Hershey Company donated HERSHEY’S branded masks for students to take home to their families when they go back to their home communities.
“Having the opportunity to help students remain safe and healthy during these times—whether on campus or off—deepens our company’s longstanding connection to the Milton Hershey School,” said Katrina Briddell, Manager of Global Sustainability & Social Impact at The Hershey Company. “Since last June, The Hershey Company has donated more than 1.5 million masks to nonprofits, healthcare organizations, and schools across Central Pennsylvania, including MHS.”
Five MHS seniors from Transitional Living (TL) building Cooper and their TL Coordinator Larray James packaged more than 20,000 masks for delivery to student homes and TL buildings. Each student received a pack of 10 masks to take with them as they visit home.
Wearing masks is a critical part of MHS’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic and something that our students can exemplify when they visit home for this break.
“If the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that we have to take care of each other,” James said. “It was great to see our seniors working toward something productive for the good of the MHS family.”
MHS continues to closely monitor developments and rapidly changing situations so the school can take any actions necessary to ensure the health and safety of its community. The masks are being provided to ensure proper protection is available to parents/sponsors and family members while MHS students are off-campus.