Members of Mount Mercy College Student Council pictured with home-baked cakes sold in aid of St Vincent de Paul, 13th December 2016
Well done to Mount Mercy College Student Council who showed a great sense of social justice and fairness by organising a Christmas-themed cake sale to support St Vincent de Paul’s Annual Appeal on the 13th December 2016. The Student Council showed great initiative within a very short timeframe in response to hearing that SVP greatly needed support this Christmas. MMC staff and students responded very generously by buying the delicious cakes on offer. Thanks to the Student Council’s team work, organisational skills and baking prowess, the sum of 440 Euros was raised on the day for SVP!
This initiative is an example of how each of us can make a difference by taking some action, no matter how small, in order to show care for our fellow human beings. Acts of kindness, generosity and support help to foster the type of society that we would all wish to live in.
To find out more about the St Vincent de Paul Annual Christmas Appeal, click on the link below:
The Student Council of Mount Mercy College wishes a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all!
Cake Sales In Aid Of The Hope Foundation
From the 21st to the 25th of October the First Year students of Mount Mercy College held cake sales in aid of The Hope Foundation. The Hope Foundation is a registered Irish charity set up in 1999 to help restore basic human rights to the unprivileged section of society in and around Calcutta. Each First Year class held a cake sale every day of the week at lunch time where they sold cakes, biscuits, sweets and even pots of jelly. The aim of the cake sales was to make the First Years aware of the children in Calcutta and the work that is done by the Hope Foundation. Presently the organization is serving more than 18,000 children of people living in Calcutta and surrounding areas. The funds from the cake sales are going to the Hope Foundation. Ms Quain also held a fancy Halloween dress competition for the First Year students where half of the funds raised went to the Hope Foundation and the other half to the building of the school’s sports hall. Ms Quain had chosen the first year students to hold the cake sales because she felt it would be their first introduction to peace and justice which we highlight in MMC. This year was the second year that MsQuain had organised the cake sales. They were both held in October, during the mission week. Last year the first years had raised over 800 euro and this year they have exceeded €900. Well done girls !
Attached is the photo of the students of Shillong, North East India. Part of the money from the bake sales went to buying karate suits for the younger students in the photo. Providence is an experimental school in which students learn academic subjects and practical trades. The students are mostly from the Khasi tribe in the area and, although primary education is free in India, these kids wouldn’t be able to attend a regular school due to the cost of books and uniforms. In the past year the school has recognized the importance of promoting hobbies among the students. Already five students have reached state finals. Now, thanks to Mount Mercy’s First Year bake sale, more of the students will get a chance to compete.
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