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College of Mount Saint Vincent Adopts Local Families for the Holidays
12/15/2010 - Faculty, staff and administrators at the College of Mount Saint Vincent adopted 13 local families for the holidays. For the second consecutive year, the Office of Campus Ministry & Mission organized a campaign to provide gifts tailored to the specifications of families that were selected by the Sisters of Charity at two local parishes in the North Bronx and Yonkers. Last year, the College adopted three local families.

“This tradition, embraced by varying College groups over different periods of time, is an example of ‘living the Mission,’” said Maureen Russell, director of Mission. “In these difficult times, it’s an opportunity for us to unite in a rewarding activity that will bring great joy and the true spirit of Christmas to others—and to us.”

In addition, the Office of Campus Ministry is sponsoring a toy drive that will benefit families of St. Joseph’s Parish in Yonkers. Student-athletes from the College will be delivering the toys and the family wish lists to St. Joseph’s Parish on Friday, Dec. 17.

For more information, please contact the Office of College Relations at (718) 877-3345.

About the College of Mount Saint Vincent

Founded in 1847, the College of Mount Saint Vincent is a co-educational, independent institution rooted in the spirit and mission of the Sisters of Charity and committed to the liberal arts. The College’s undergraduate and master’s level degree programs prepare its uncommonly diverse students for lives of professional achievement and service. Visit www.mountsaintvincent.edu for more information.

Media Contacts:

Erin Walsh
Director for College Relations
(718) 405-3345
erin.walsh@mountsaintvincent.edu

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Christina Gonzalez
Assistant Director for College Relations
(718) 405-3341
christina.gonzalez@mountsaintvincent.edu