Thank you, Monticello Academy, for an Amazing Holiday Haul

A big thank you to Ms. Sarireh Nadimi and her amazing kindergarteners for an amazing holiday drive haul.

Thanks to the kindergartners at Monticello Academy in Santa Clara BOSS has received an abundance of important items that can be used by families in need for years to come! 

This is the second year Ms. Sarireh Nadimi and the school have chosen BOSS for their community service project, with a collection of needed donations for our clients and participants. As part of their annual community involvement project, the kindergartners of Ms. Sarireh Nadimi class organized a donation drive where they collected towels, toiletries, socks, office supplies, books, gift cards and more! In an email Ms. Nadimi explained the project in depth: 

“Thank you for giving Monticello Academy the opportunity to be a part of BOSS this year. Monticello Academy is a private school located in Santa Clara, CA and our mission is to develop the whole child, not only academically, but also teach them to become an active member of their community. Each year, each grade level chooses an organization to be involved in as their community service, as a result it allows the students to become virtuous, involved, and responsible citizens, and they learn that they can have an impact on those around them. This year, the kindergarten classes chose BOSS as our community service. 

I chose this organization because I strongly believe in its cause and since I grew up in the East Bay, I wanted to go back to my roots and give back to my community. Both kindergarten classes organized a collection drive to collect items such as towels and toiletries, socks, office supplies, gift card, books, and other items to help.

Each student also wrote a personal note to remind those in need that they are thinking of them! It was truly a wonderful experience to be able to be a part of BOSS this year and I hope we can continue to support its cause any way we can. Change begins with each of us being involved!

— Ms. Sarireh Nadimi

Thank you, Sarireh, and all the wonderful kindergartners for thinking of BOSS and using this class project to contribute to our mission to alleviate poverty! Donations are imperative to our efficiency and we can’t express enough gratitude. The children in this kindergarten class are examples of who our future social change agents are and how we teach our children early on about the importance of helping others through kindness and generosity. We look forward to working with Ms. Namimi in the years to come and applaud her for her extraordinary and committed work in leading this effort.

As we move into the holiday season, please keep in mind Daniel’s sage and important words — “Please remember there are people who care about you.”

If you or your organization have items to donate or would like to organize a donation drive, please contact Gwen Austin, Community Builder and Development Associate, at or 510-649-1930 x 1001.