(Pictured L to R above: Curry College Criminal Justice Honors Society members Cassidee McDonnell '22, President; Felicity Monfils '22, Vice President, Megan Callahan '22, Secretary, and Katie Weitbrecht '22, Executive Board Member at Large)
At the season of Thanksgiving, the Curry College Criminal Justice Honors Society, Lambda Alpha (a chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma), organized a drive to collect household and personal items for the Sojourner House in Providence, Rhode Island. The Sojourner House provides assistance to women impacted by domestic violence and human trafficking, helping them to find safe housing. The CJ Honors Executive Board, working with the Curry Student Activities Office, made the donation drive competitive for athletic teams—with the men’s baseball team winning the competition. In addition to individual donations, Professor Linda Romano’s class on Domestic Violence also contributed.
Last Monday, students delivered a stuffed carload—estimated at well over $1,000 worth of household items, food, new clothes, feminine products, toiletries, and other necessities. CJ Honors Executive Board Vice President Felicity Monfils '22 said she initially contacted the organization a few months ago.
"I made personal connections with a few of the employees at the Sojourner House,” said Monfils. “This is why I decided to bring up this drive to the Executive Board. The Sojourner House does so much for women and their families. It was amazing see the Curry community come together and make it successful."
Board President Cassidee McDonnell '22 said, "This was such an amazing opportunity to head up so close to Thanksgiving. It was so fulfilling to know we could make a difference in multiple people’s lives. I hope this kind of drive and activity can become a tradition at Curry College."