Mercy College Student-Athletes Help the Less Fortunate In Holiday Drive for Mercy Center in Bronx
January 10, 2006
Mercy College Student-Athletes Help the Less Fortunate
In Holiday Drive for Mercy Center in Bronx
DOBBS FERRY, NY - For the second straight year, the student-athletes of Mercy College embarked on their own mission of mercy. The college's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) conducted a community service project aimed at helping families served by the Mercy Center (no affiliation with Mercy College), a community center located in the Mott Haven section of the Bronx. The center offers programs and services that empower women to reach their full potential and become agents of change in their families and communities.
Over a three-week period in December the college's SAAC collected an array of donated items ranging from clothing to groceries to school supplies and even a flat screen computer monitor. The drive culminated with a delivery to the Mercy Center on Thursday, December 22.
As was the case the year before, Mercy Center Co-Director Sister Mary Galeone was on hand to welcome members of the college community and express her gratitude for the contributions. She also shared the story of the local Boy Scout troop which had contacted the center and pledged their support as a result of reading about the drive on the main page of the college's website.
"I'm proud that our student-athletes are involved in a project like this and that the members of the college community have come through once again," stated SAAC Advisor and Cross-Country Coach Dr. Darryl Bullock. "I would also like to thank everyone who helped make a difference in meeting a real need."
The Mercy College athletic department is still accepting donations to benefit the Mercy Center and will see that they are forwarded. For more information, please contact Dr. Darryl Bullock at 914 674-7220.