As is tradition at Ursuline High School collections for community agencies are a part of the Thanksgiving holiday. Originally, food baskets were created for the families at The Beatitude House, a ministry of the Ursuline Sisters. As need has grown, UHS now also provides Thanksgiving baskets to The Emmanuel
Community Care Center in Girard and The Saint Vincent DePaul Food Pantry at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. All donated items will be coupled with fresh food that is purchased through the fundraising efforts of the Interact Club. A special thank you to all of the families and students of Ursuline for donating an overwhelming amount of food to the less fortunate in our community. The following classes were responsible for the non-perishable goods that were coupled with the fresh food bought by the Interact Club.
-Ms. Fleming’s Religion Class – Canned sweet potatoes/yams, canned fruit and evaporated milk
-Mrs. Jacobs’ Religion Class – All purpose cleaners, toilet bowl cleaner and brushes
-Mrs. Lacko’s Religion Class – Canned fruit, canned soup and canned vegetables
-Miss McVicker’s Italian Class – Canned sweet potatoes/yams, canned fruit and evaporated milk
-Dr. Miller’s Religion Class – Laundry detergent and dish soap
-Sister Regina’s Religion Class – Canned soup and canned fruit
*All teachers listed above will also be given an envelope for cash donations to purchase fresh food products.
In addition to the food drive, Ursuline’s long standing Thanksgiving traditions include hosting the Bishop of the Diocese of Youngstown for Thanksgiving Mass. Bishop George V. Murry will visit Ursuline on Tuesday, November 22 at 10am for the annual Thanksgiving Liturgy in the gym. All are welcome to attend.