When alumnae Cathy Fay McCarthy '84 P'14, Ursuline’s Director of Philanthropy and Patrice McDermott '84, the school’s Serviam Coordinator, put out the word, Ursuline alumnae around the country responded! Local alumnae showed up at school and distant alumnae took action online.
At the Alumnae Food Drive - #UrsulineForHOPE - on Saturday, November 21, 2020, alumnae contributed enough non-perishable food to fill a school bus. They also donated $1,000. The food and monetary donations were delivered to HOPE Community Services, an emergency food pantry and soup kitchen in New Rochelle, NY.
Student volunteers were on hand to accept the drive-through donations. Throughout the pandemic, Ursuline has hosted socially-distant food drives on a regular basis to support our neighbors in need. It is one way that the Ursuline community lives out the school motto of Serviam, “I will serve.”