Marlborough alums and current students organized a protest support pit stop where participants in anti-racism protests can drive through to pick up water, snacks, masks, sunscreen, poster boards and markers – or grab a sign made by students – in the school’s driveway on Tuesday of this week.
Zee Osime, Marlborough Class of 2018 and now an undergraduate at George Washington University studying International Affairs, told the Buzz that she heard about a protest supply point in Washington, D.C. and “I thought it would be cool if we could do it here too.”
She and another alum, Kate Purdum, contacted the school to ask permission to use the Rossmore Avenue driveway to offer supplies.
“They were really open to it and a lot of people donated supplies and money and we just randomly got it together,” explained Osime.
Osime said she hasn’t been to a protest because she has a vulnerable family member and didn’t want t risk exposing them to COVID-19, which is still a huge public health concern. (Public health officials have urged protestors to get a free COVID-19 test.) But this is one way she can support the protest effort.
While we were there, several cars drove up with more supplies. Osime told us they would be back on Sunday, June 14 offering supplies to protestors from 8 a.m. to noon. Any supplies that are not given out will be donated to other organizations supporting the protests.