To many, Christmas break is a well-deserved respite representing the mid-point of the school year, often observed through extended video game binges and Netflix marathons. However, two groups of dedicated Quincy University students had other plans, spending their time service learning.
Packing up and hitting the road, a total of 17 students roadtripped to two sites to give back in any way they could. Ten students served the Mission of Our Lady of the Angels in West Humboldt Park in Chicago by sorting clothing and other donations. The crew built shelves for the food pantry, served at a seniors’ supper, and tutored students in an after-school program.
Another seven students headed south to a storm-ravaged site in Biloxi, Mississippi to volunteer time and service to the New Life Disaster Relief Center—a Christian outreach program. In recent years, the NLDR trip has become an annual trip for QU students. The NLDR posted a heartfelt thank you to Quincy University on their Facebook page.
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