The girls of Dining Hall dorm spent Mother's Day in New York City. The dorm’s service project put them to work with Hour Children, a home for children with mothers in jail or with mothers recently released from jail. The homes are run by nuns who provide mentoring and education for the moms and children.
Kent girls collected new toiletry items and put together Mother's Day gifts for each mom. They also baked cookies for these families. Kent students held a fundraiser called "The Pocket Change Altercation" to raise money to buy each child a Frisbee and a fair-trade stuffed animal that was hand-knit in Guatemala.
Eleven girls went on the trip, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Sokolnicki. They attended a benefit concert for Hour Children, held at the Church of Christ and St. Stephen, and met several moms and their children. The Frisbees were put to immediate use on the church lawn, and the moms were very appreciative of their gifts.