Drive by Multicultural Education Department benefits Ruth's Place

Residents of Ruth's Place benefitted from generous donors.
The Misericordia University Multicultural Education Department recently organized a campus-wide collection drive of hygiene products to benefit the residents of Ruth’s Place House of Hope in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

Ruth’s Place is a temporary emergency shelter for women who are homeless in Luzerne County. Since 2003, Ruth’s Place has provided shelter and services to more than 1,200 women, according to the organization that is located at the corner of North Pennsylvania Avenue and Butler streets in the City of Wilkes-Barre. The nonprofit organization relies on the generosity and donations of others to provide services and shelter to women in need in Luzerne County.

The Misericordia University campus community donated various hygiene products at drop boxes located on the upper and lower campuses in Dallas Borough and Dallas Township. Students engaged in the Multicultural Education Department collected the items and delivered them to the shelter under the advisement of Maria Cabrera, multicultural student outreach coordinator.

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The Misericordia University campus community recently collected items for women who resident at Ruth’s Place in Wilkes-Barre. Posing with some of the items collected, from left, are Maria Cabrera, multicultural student outreach coordinator; and Misericordia students Dayanara Rodriguez-Munoz, of Hazleton, Pa., and Christelle Patrice of Wilkes-Barre, Pa.