Part of the devasting aspect of testing positive with a COVID-19 diagnosis is the isolation it causes for the victim and the sense of helplessness for their family. Tufts Medical Center has decided to work directly with the schools in the Catholic Conference including Malden Catholic High School, Boston College High School, Catholic Memorial, St. John’s Prep and Xaverian Brothers High School to provide these patients and their families with a way to connect.
Malden Catholic and the other schools in the Catholic Conference Connects have asked families, friends and alumni to donate fully functioning iPads to Tufts Medical Center between Tuesday, April 7 through Friday April 17. The iPads must be able to run a FaceTime call as this is the goal to provide these patients with interaction of their loved ones. Tufts Medical Center will be accepting donations at Tufts Medical Center located on 830 Washington Street in Boston, MA. Individuals are asked to drop off the iPads to the security officer at the Tufts Medical Center Emergency Room Monday through Friday from 2:00 – 4:00 PM.
In addition to the iPad donations, anyone dropping off an iPad has been asked to do their part by practicing social distancing, staying home whenever possible, and washing our hands frequently.
Since 1932, Malden Catholic High School has shaped emerging leaders in our community, claiming a Nobel Laureate, a Senator, two ambassadors and countless community and business heads among its alumni. Annually, graduates attend some of the nation’s most renown universities including Harvard, Georgetown, Brown, Cornell, Tufts, Georgia Tech, Boston College and Amherst College. Foundational to student success is Malden Catholic’s codivisional model which offers the best of both worlds, single-gender academics during the day and integrated social and extracurricular opportunities after school. Malden Catholic is known in the community for its rigorous academics, SFX Scholars Program and award-winning STEM program (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) with electives such as Robotics and Engineering Design. Malden Catholic curriculum is designed to improve individual growth mindset, leadership principles, success outcomes along with integrating the Xaverian values of trust, humility, compassion, simplicity and zeal. https://www.maldencatholic.org/