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Mount scholars donate time, cash, and baby supplies

January 15, 2019
NEWBURGH, N.Y. -

The Rev. Ernst Mossl of Christ Lutheran Church in Newburgh, home of the Baby Steps Baby Pantry, accepts a donation from Charles Zola, associate professor of Philosophy, director of the Mount’s Catholic and Dominican Institute, and Assistant to the President for Mission Integration. Zola oversees the Dominican Scholars of Hope program at Mount Saint Mary College.

Mount Saint Mary College’s Dominican Scholars of Hope recently donated diapers, money, and volunteer time to the Baby Steps Baby Pantry at Christ Lutheran Church in Newburgh, N.Y.
 
Rooted in the values of the Judeo-Christian and Dominican heritage of the college, the Dominican Scholars of Hope (DSH) is a nonacademic living and learning community for highly motivated Mount students.
 
Through a series of Krispy Kreme donut fundraisers, the DSH raised $600 for the pantry, which provides infant supplies for families in need in the local area. Each month, families who are part of the program are provided with a week’s worth of diapers, wipes, wash, and cream. 
 
The DSH, who had been volunteering at the Baby Steps Baby Pantry throughout the semester, also collected and donated diapers, ointment, powder, and more.
 
Last month, the Rev. Ernst Mossl of Christ Lutheran Church was grateful to accept the donations in person.
 
The DSH program is spearheaded by Charles Zola, associate professor of Philosophy, director of the Mount’s Catholic and Dominican Institute, and Assistant to the President for Mission Integration.