CORE leadership team seeks donations for Open Arms of Minnesota

CORE leadership team seeks donations for Open Arms of Minnesota

The John Paul II and Murray Hall CORE leadership team, affiliated with UST Campus Ministry, is in need of donations to benefit Open Arms of Minnesota both locally and internationally. CORE’s spring semester service project is twofold and help is needed in the following categories:

  • South African Parcel Program: $40 is sufficient to feed a family of seven for a month in the South African township in which Open Arms is located. CORE is looking for loose change or other monetary donations to help Open Arms purchase food parcels in the local community of Gugulethu, South Africa, to benefit the people there in need of assistance as well as the local economy.
  • Local Cereal Box Drive: A cereal drive is in progress that will help those in the Twin Cities area who struggle with hunger and are homebound from debilitating illnesses, including ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), cancer, HIV/AIDS, and Multiple Sclerosis. Preferred cereals include Total, Chex, Special K, Rice Krispies, Cornflakes, and Cheerios. Sugary cereals such as Lucky Charms and Trix are not desired.

The drive will continue until April 9. The CORE leadership team plans to send the donations with an Open Arms' shipment around Easter. Donations can be dropped off with any member of the CORE leadership team and at locations around campus.

With every donation of cereal, students' names will be entered into a drawing for a $25 gift certificate to the UST Bookstore.

Contact hall chaplain April Miller or Renee Huset for more information.