Compelled by Mercy, Inspired by Faith: Service Day 2023

Michelle H. Daino
It was all hands on deck for Service Day on Wednesday as members of the Mount community rolled up their sleeves to aid clients served by a wide variety of local organizations. The day began with a prayer service in Chapel before seniors attended a presentation from Tim Winn of the Community Food Bank of New Jersey which is based in Hillside. Next, they packed meals for Rise Against Hunger, assembled Ziti for the Needy and hygiene kits. Juniors heard a presentation from Lucy DelGuadio (a veteran of the U.S. Army), before packing materials for Operation Shoebox and creating First Night Kits, tote bags, bookmarks and cards for veterans. Sophomores listened to a presentation from Elaine Liggeri of Crossroads School in Westfield for which they assembled Easter baskets for McAuley Hall, gel packs and school kits for Crossroads students and DIY puffy paint non-slip socks for residents of McAuley Hall. Finally, freshmen made smile bags, fleece blankets and friendship bracelets for patients aided by Operation Smile. The entire community reconvened in Chapel at the end of the day, feeling grateful for the ability to help others in need. 
"Our annual Service Day is a time when our school community can put into action the Gospel message of love and service to others, and be the hands and feet of Christ in the world," said Ruth Anne Munroe, Director of Campus Ministry and Student Government Moderator. "Service Day also provides a time for our school community to join together in charity and unity with one another."
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