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Whitby’s “Force for Change” Event Supports UNICEF Kid Power

A student group from Whitby School known as “The Rookie Wookies” hosted a “Force for Change” fundraiser supporting UNICEF Kid Power on Oct. 25. The event, co-sponsored by the Whitby Parents Association, took place in the Upper School Design Lab. “Ever since our first Star Wars event in 2016, we have been trying to host another one,” says 8th grader Kaitlyn Sandoval-Diaz, producer of the student video series, What’s Up Whitby. Kaitlyn continued, “After two years, ‘The Rookie Wookies’ are finally back! It’s especially great that all proceeds go to UNICEF Kid Power.” The October event raised $1,932.18 in funds, and a check was sent from Whitby School to UNICEF’s New York City office on Nov. 5. read more...

Whitby Hosts ‘Harry Potter’ Fundraiser for Puerto Rico

In the wake of the devastation experienced in Puerto Rico by Hurricanes Irma & Maria, a student group from Whitby School known as Dumbledore’s Army planned and hosted a fundraiser to help hurricane relief in Puerto Rico. The event, entitled “Harry Potter’s Hurricane Healers,” co-sponsored by the Whitby Parents Association (Whitby PA), took place at Whitby’s Performing Art Center Oct. 26. read more...