The Rev. Ernst Mossl (center left), pastor of Christ Lutheran Church in Newburgh, home of the Baby Steps Baby Pantry, accepts a donation from the Dominican Scholars of Hope. Left to right: Gema Vidals Herrera of Newburgh, N.Y.; Jessica McGuire of New Windsor, N.Y.; the Rev. Mossl; Kimberly Uszacki of Staten Island, N.Y, DSH Leadership Team; Thomas Sullivan of Monroe, N.Y., DSH Leadership Team; Johnathan Nowicki of Monroe, N.Y.; and Stephanie Costi of Hauppauge, N.Y. Not pictured: DSH member Sean Ocasio of Monroe, N.Y.
Mount Saint Mary College’s Dominican Scholars of Hope recently donated $300 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 Krispy Kreme donut fundraiser, the DSH raised the money 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 Rev. Ernst Mossl, pastor of Christ Lutheran Church, was grateful to accept the donations in person near the end of the Spring 2022 semester.
The DSH program is spearheaded by Charles Zola, assistant to the President for Mission Integration, director of the Mount’s Catholic and Dominican Institute, and associate professor of Philosophy.