Students in Latham Works prepare specialty items for Figawi Charity Ball

April 10, 2018

Latham School students participating in the vocational Latham Works program have been busy crafting, sanding, staining, and painting a specialty “Mystery Box” to be donated for auction at the 32nd Annual Figawi Charity Ball next month. The student-decorated box will contain items donated from area businesses as well as items from Latham Works such as the program’s signature herbal soaps. The amazing Mystery Box contents will be revealed to the winning bidder at the Charity Ball. Our residential program for children with complex special needs is a grateful beneficiary of the event; Figawi Charities donated $1,000 to Latham Centers’ Children’s Services Program last year.

This year, our Vocational Team welcomed the opportunity to work with students on this meaningful project. In addition to preparing the Mystery Box, Vocational Teachers Fred Walters and Melissa Bertrand are guiding students in creating a handcrafted American flag made from recycled fencing and featuring the Figawi logo for the Charity Auction. The photographs above depict three of our Latham Works students hard at work on the Mystery Box. This service project for the Figawi Auction reinforces two of Latham Centers’ core values of generosity and belonging. Click here for past blogs featuring the many vocational endeavors of our Latham Works program. The Figawi Charity Ball  will take place on Saturday, May 19th – the week before the 47th Annual Figawi Race (one of the premier sailboat races on the east coast!) The charity ball raises funds to help many community organizations here on Cape Cod and the Islands. Thank you, Figawi – this fundraiser is such an exciting event to be part of!