Hundreds of Gifts Donated to Area Children by University Community

Jan 5, 2016

University of Scranton students, faculty and staff donated hundreds of gifts to area children through drives organized by Campus Ministries’ Center for Service and Social Justice. University students sorting through some of the donated items are, front row, from left: James Buckley of Belle Harbor, New York, and Jacqueline Bailey of Scott Township. Back row: Marcella Guilfoyle of Rockville Centre, New York; Patrick Chapman of Yardley; Julie Dragonetti of Monroe, Connecticut; Christopher Karnicki of Colonia, New Jersey; Emily Carlin of Yardley and Elizabeth Chapman of Yardley.

Campus Ministries’ Center for Service and Social Justice at The University of Scranton held its annual Christmas gift drive and Christmas Day Community Breakfast.

Nearly 600 area residents attended the breakfast at the third floor Fresh Food Company of the DeNaples Center. The breakfast included scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage, juice, coffee and other foods donated by Aramark. More than 100 University students and employees also participated as helpers, greeters and servers.

In addition to the breakfast, nearly 80 students faculty and staff participated in the Adopt-an-Angel drive, providing toys and clothing to children at the Taylor and Moosic Head Start programs. Members of the University community also donated 500 gifts that were distributed to children by Friends of the Poor/Catholic Social Services and at the University’s Community Christmas Day Breakfast.



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