Over one hundred care packages provided to those in need
December 8, 2020 – The University of Sudbury is happy to share that its community came together to donate and assemble 150 care packages delivered last week, to help those in need in our Greater Sudbury community.
The University of Sudbury Spiritual Services office (including its Community Engagement Program) joined forces with the University of Sudbury Residence to roll out this initiative.
In October and November, calls were put out and toiletry items for men and women in travel-sized formats, beauty products, gloves, mittens, hand and toe warming packets, gum and other similar items were requested and generously provided.
These items were packaged in pouches, toques or bags and delivered last week to the following local organisations, for distribution to those in need: Sudbury Action Centre for Youth, Inner City Home of Sudbury, and Sudbury Women’s Centre.
According to Carmen Bertrand, the Spiritual Services Coordinator, “this initiative was very well received by students and members of our community.”
“We care deeply about our community, about helping those who are disadvantaged, and forming caring leaders who want to serve their peers,” shares John Meehan, S.J., Ph.D., President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sudbury. “With pride, I want to congratulate all those involved in this initiative and thank all those who generously gave items, or their time. This strong sense of community; this care for the other – it’s what we’re all about.”
A number of other community-based initiatives have occurred or are being planned, mainly by the Spiritual Services Office. Some information can be found on our website or social media pages, but stay tuned for more similar news.