Mount donates more than 100 coats to those in need
December 06, 2017
NEWBURGH, N.Y. -
Roger May, assistant director of Campus Ministry, and Michelle Iacuessa, director of Alumni Affairs at the college, help pack a van with bags of donated coats.
The Mount Saint Mary College community donated more than 100 coats to the Newburgh Ministry on December 5.
The coats – for men, women, and children – came in all sizes.
The holiday season will end long before winter’s chill leaves the air, “So a warm coat is a gift that keeps on giving to those in need,” noted Michelle Iacuessa, director of Alumni Affairs at the college. Iacuessa helped spearhead the donation campaign, which ran on campus from November 20 to December 1.
“I’m very proud of the Mount community for helping to collect so many coats,” she added.
The Newburgh Ministry is a culturally diverse, grassroots organization located in the City of Newburgh’s east end. It serves the area’s low-income and homeless populations.
For years, the Mount has collaborated with the Newburgh Ministry, enhancing both organizations’ service to the community and fostering hands-on learning opportunities for Mount students. The powerful partnership has led to the creation of community literacy programs, countless donation drives, and scores of students who integrate service into the fabric of their education and their daily lives.
The coat drive was sponsored by the Mount’s Office of Alumni Affairs and Campus Ministry.