Earlier this month, Molloy and the Marist World began celebrating our Lenten theme of solidarity. It is our call to Solidarity that Invites us to help others in a variety of ways. Molloy students, faculty, and our greater community have already been engaged in several drives during March. Read below to find out how you can participate in our remaining initiatives during Lent. There is an opportunity each week of Lent. Let’s make the world a better place together.
March 7th – 14th – Thanks to a collaboration between Athletics, Campus Ministry, and the Marist Brothers at Molloy, Stanners were able to send bags full of supplies to the Dominican Republic this Lenten season. Students, parents, faculty, and alum donated shoes and backpacks to be distributed to our brothers and sisters in need in the DR (pictured). The backpacks will be filled with school supplies, because according to Ms. Wilson, “The belief is that education is the key to change. Thank you to all who helped organize the drive, and to those who donated!
March 14th – 21st – We are practicing solidarity with homeless New Yorkers. Donations of new men’s socks, underwear, gently used sweatshirts and pants can be dropped off at Molloy’s security desk. All are invited to donate these items. A breakfast run coinciding with the delivery of these donations will take place on April 2nd.
March 21st – 25th – During Molloy Spirit Week, Molloy will stand in solidarity with Marists in Venezuela. Economic, social, and political conditions have deteriorated to the point where the over 400 Marist educators and their families are struggling. There are currently 450 Marist teachers and almost 5,000 Marist students that attend nine impoverished Marist schools in rural areas of Venezuela. They are often deprived of the most essential necessities (i.e. food, medications, etc). Teachers in these schools earn between $20 - $30 per month in salaries and the cost to feed one fellow Marist educator in Venezuela for a month is $27. More information will be shared on the Molloy website soon.
March 28th - April 1st – We will practice solidarity with moms and their babies. Donations of baby supplies will be given to Bridge for Life to support struggling new moms. A conversation on the dignity of all life with Fr. James Martin, SJ will take place on Wednesday, March 30th from 2:15 - 3PM. More information to come.
April 4th - 8th – Solidarity with Ukraine, culminating with Friday’s Faculty vs. Seniors basketball game. More information to come.
For more information about these initiatives please contact [email protected].