The Misericordia University campus community helped celebrate Mercy Heritage Days 2019 by holding a “Stuff the Bus” project, collecting non-perishable food items, personal care products and cleaning supplies for the McAuley Market, a food pantry on campus.
A large group of students, staff and faculty participated, including members of the cheerleading and women’s basketball teams. Elizabeth Pedro, technical administrator in the Information Technology Department and member of the Community Fiscal Committee of the university’s Staff Council, coordinated the drive.
“Stuff the Bus” is one of several annual events to recognize Mercy Heritage Days. The programming honors the Religious Sisters of Mercy, the founders of Misericordia University, who opened the doors to the institution of higher education 95 years ago on Sept. 24, 1924. Throughout the two weeks of Mercy Heritage Days, events addressed the tenets of the Sisters of Mercy, which include Mercy, Service, Justice and Hospitality.