Donations help soldiers and less fortunate

By Shannon King
May 1, 2003

Jenna Lewandowski

In light of recent events in our world, Cabrini has pulled together to help make life a little more bearable for those overseas and those less fortunate. Donation boxes around campus have been filled with items, showing the outpouring of support for soldiers as well as people in our communities and around the world.

Sponsored by the Wolfington Center, House 7, the Cabrini Apartment Complex and Katie Ambruso’s math class, personal items were collected for the soldiers and sent to the American Red Cross. Items such as sunscreen, toothbrushes, dental floss, deodorant, shampoo and soaps were delivered to soldiers being deployed from Fort Dix and McGuire Air Force Base in New Jersey.

Items too heavy to be shipped have been shipped to families who have loved ones overseas. There was an abundance of supplies that were also donated to people in the community who are in need.

Students in the communications department also organized a care package to be sent to Kate Dilworth, a recent Cabrini graduate who is currently stationed in Kuwait. The care package included snacks, reading material, games and personal care items.

Another Carbrini student, Devon Spratling, who is in the army, is being deployed to Kosovo and has asked the Wolfington Center to collect school supplies for the children. Any supplies that would be conducive for teaching children in grades 1-5 will be greatly appreciated. Items such as paper, pens, pencils, math flashcards, crayons and English as a Second Language materials can be dropped off in the Wolfington Center.

A clothing drive was also held to collect clothes for those less fortunate in the Dominican Republic. Donations will still be accepted until Friday, May 2, in the Wolfington Center. All donations are asked to be stain free and without holes. Smaller sizes in women’s clothing is appreciated. Men’s clothing is all in dire need. Summer clothing is preferable to the high temperatures in the area.

Any questions about donations can be directed to Mary Laver, ext 8409, or Jessica Morgan, ext 8225, in the Wolfington Center.

Posted to the web by Alaina Robinson

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