This Wednesday, we are once again celebrating Caritas Day at the Mount.
The annual day of giving was established by the Sisters of Charity in response to the incredible community response and support after the campus fire in 1951. ‘Caritas’ aptly means providing selfless love & compassion for one’s neighbours; it is a day to break from our classes and give back to our community in both intent and action.
Last year, over 60 students and faculty from the Business & Tourism department volunteered their time and effort in service. We made sandwiches & cookies for local homeless shelters. As well, we ran a food drive that filled our own on-campus food bank.
This year, we’re back at it again! Here’s the PLAN:
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.—Free Breakfast at Vinnie’s Pub in Rosaria Student Centre
10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.—Volunteer Activities (more info below)
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.—Free Pizza Lunch at Vinnie’s Pub in Rosaria Student Centre
Half of the volunteers will complete a door-to-door food drive in the area in support of the Mount Students Union Food Bank which assists Mount students in need. The second half of the volunteers will visit the Sisters of Charity Centre and volunteer with the Sisters and staff to prepare food for a local Halifax homeless shelter or participate in a workshop on volunteerism.
If you cannot participate in this event, we ask that you please drop off a non-perishable food item to the MSVU Food Resource Center (Rosaria—Information Desk) during the week of January 23-27.
For more information or to RSVP to this event please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.