MMU, CR schools teaming up to benefit Mission of Hope

New date: Wednesday, May 2

Mount Mercy University and the Cedar Rapids Community School District are teaming up for a service project on Wednesday, April 18.

More than 35 students from Coolidge, Grant and Van Buren elementary schools will build and deliver care packages to benefit Mission of Hope, a local organization that provides physical, emotional, and spiritual support to those in need.

Students will put together packages containing items like toothpaste, socks, deodorant and snacks and deliver them to the people utilizing Mission of Hope’s free meal program. Hot, homemade meals are served by staff and volunteers Monday–Friday, Noon–1 p.m., at Mission of Hope’s 1700 B Ave NE location.

“Introducing students to service at a young age is very important because it’s an ongoing community need,” said MMU Director of Volunteerism & Service-Learning Jamarco Clark. “Seeing kids who are interested lets me know this community has a bright future in service, and Mount Mercy is happy to foster that.”

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