Beaumont students help homeless youths
On Nov. 19, a group of Beaumont students spent the morning making fleece blankets and assembling bags containing personal hygiene items and food for Greater Cleveland’s homeless youth.
Beaumont students also raised funds to benefit Bellefaire JCB’s Homeless and Missing Youth programs, led by Beaumont alumna Karen McHenry (’86).
McHenry was instrumental in the “Take A Closer Look” campaign, in which mannequins dressed in hoodies explaining their homeless stories were placed around Cleveland. The mannequins were called “somebodies.”
Service to others is an important part of the Beaumont School education, and this community service work was part of Beaumont’s new BeauGirlz programming.
Coordinated by Katie Parisi, who also runs Beaumont School’s summer camps, BeauGirlz encompasses the arts, athletics, technology, and social service projects.
Bellefaire JCB is among the nation’s largest and most experienced child service agencies, and provides a variety of behavioral health, substance abuse, education and prevention services.
Rick Haase is director of public relations and marketing at Beaumont School in Cleveland Heights. A Catholic school in the Ursuline tradition, Beaumont educates women for life, leadership and service.