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SUA Students Support Local Charities with Personal Care Drive

Personal Care Drive Boxes

It’s not possible to volunteer in-person during the pandemic, but students at Saint Ursula Academy did not let that stop them from supporting several local service agencies with a Personal Care Drive called Power-in-the-House. 
From October 26 through November 20, students collected personal care items including paper towels and toilet paper, soaps and detergents, toothpaste and razors, and more for Episcopal Retirement Communities, Shelterhouse, Bethany House, and Women of Alabaster.
The collection resulted in
  • 55 very full boxes of personal care products
  • 201 packages of laundry detergent
  • Too many packages of toilet paper and paper towels to count
Each grade level competed with each other in the area of overall product donations and detergent donations. Seniors collected the highest number of products with 17 total boxes. Freshmen donated the most laundry detergent with a count of 64 packages.
“Thank you for supporting the Power-in-the-House Personal Care Drive with an outpouring of donations,” said Community Service Learning Assistant Peggy Platz ’84. “When the leaders finished sorting and boxing, we were awestruck at the quantity each of the four agencies will be receiving!” 
Student leaders selected the agencies receiving the donated items. They also coordinated the drive and delivery of the donations. The Personal Care Drive student leaders are: 
Francie Besl ‘21
Mary Besl ‘22
Audrey Kirwin ‘22
Aubrey Lapp ‘21
Courtney Loew ‘22
Izzy Mitchell ‘21
Leah Oeder ‘23
Christine Reinhart ‘23
Mackenzie Reilly ‘22
Clare Schuermann ’22

Personal Care for the Individual is one of the 10 Ursuline Characteristics emphasized through academic and non-academic programs at Saint Ursula Academy. Called to serve accordingly, we annually collect new Personal Care Products to donate to local social service agencies.