University Students Collect Extra Halloween Candy for Catherine McAuley Center

Nov 3, 2014

The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) Chapter at The University of Scranton will collect leftover Halloween candy and donate it to the Catherine McAuley Center, a permanent supportive housing and shelter for women in Scranton.

All types of candy are being collected from Monday, Nov. 3, through noon on Friday, Nov. 7. Items can be dropped off at the PRSSA collection box, located on the first floor of the DeNaples Center on campus. Items can also be dropped off at the Communication Department reception desk (room 4121) on the fourth floor the Communication Wing of St. Thomas Hall from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to noon on Friday.

Students in the PRSSA will divide all donated items into goodie bags and distribute it through the shelter to children who were unable go trick-or-treating for Halloween.

The Catherine McAuley Center aids women who are economically disadvantaged and assists them in attaining safe, affordable, and permanent housing. According to the Catherine McAuley Center website, the center “reflect(s) the mission and philosophy of the sponsoring Sisters of Mercy of the Mid-Atlantic Community; are faithful to the teachings of the Gospel; and respect the unique privilege of each individual to move toward self-determination.”

The Public Relations Student Society of America is the foremost organization for students interested in public relations and communications, and seeks to advance the public relations profession by nurturing generations of future professionals.

For additional information, email the University’s PRSSA Chapter at, or contact Sufyan Mohammed, Ph.D., associate professor of communication, at 570-941-6333.


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