Family Weekend Service Activities

By Lynette Errante
Staff Writer

More than 20 students and their family members participated in service projects for Campus Ministry during Family Weekend. The projects included ugly quilts and bagged lunches. Ugly Quilts is an on going project  at Marywood that is completed by layering donated blankets, sheets, and even old clothes, then tacking them all together with a simple knot. Families assisted by folding and sewing the quilts together into sleeping bags that will be warm enough for one night on the street. The completed quilts are then distributed to the homeless in Scranton. Volunteers also helped to prepare nearly 200 bagged lunches to be donated to St. Francis Soup Kitchen in downtown Scranton. St. Francis Kitchen is open seven days a week to serve lunch to those in need and offers dinner three nights a week. These projects are extremely important to help provide for the large homeless and poverty stricken populations in our area since one out of every five people in Scranton live below the poverty level. Thank you to everyone who came to participate, you helped provide those in our own area with a full belly and a warm night of sleep. The participation by our students and their families was a great way to get ready for our upcoming Hunger and Homelessness week in November.

Photo Credit: Katie Bloodgood.
Photo Credit: Katie Bloodgood.
Photo Credit: Katie Bloodgood.