Assistant Professor of Sociology Sharon Everhardt, PhD, and a group of sociology students volunteered their time and service at the La Posada family emergency shelter in Toledo. The crew painted three bedrooms and raised $300 to purchase bed linen, curtains, lamps, and accents for each room.
They also hosted a teddy bear drive so that families in the shelter will be able to provide teddy bears to their children. Of the funds raised, LINK and Mission & Ministry were a large source of funds and fundraising efforts.
Each year on October 4, the Sylvania Franciscan Village gathers to celebrate the Feast of St. Francis, in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and the environment.
This year’s Sylvania Franciscan Village Day included a mass in Queen of Peace Chapel, an award-winning documentary on climate change, and a zero waste lunch. The luncheon was a great success and generated less than a pound of waste.
Learn more about campus sustainability at Lourdes University.
It was wet and cold outside, but students braved the weather to be a part of the 2012 Tent City, held in downtown Toledo. A group of First Year Experience students volunteered to be a part of the project, which asks participants to sleep overnight in tents, giving a taste of what life is like to be homeless. Students also spent time with the homeless of Toledo.