Our 8th and 9th grade Confirmation students are holding a backpack and school supply collection for children who are part of the Women with Children program at MisericordiaUniversity.

The Women with Children Program (WWC) at Misericordia University is one of only eight programs in the United States. The Program empowers economically disadvantaged single mothers by providing the opportunity to complete a college degree, creating brighter futures for themselves and for their children. The pathway to college and the completion of a four year degree may seem impossible right now. Through the Misericordia program the roadblocks to higher education are removed and the completion of a college degree becomes a reality.

The ages of the students are 5 to 10 years old.  There is a mix of boys and girls.  The date of the backpack/school supply collection is Saturday, August 15th from 9 am to 6 pm.  Please place your items in the boxes on the tables outside of the parish center at Gate of Heaven.  Thank you in advance for your help.

Pam Urbanski/Confirmation Coordinator