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Ursuline Employees Show Serviam Spirit

Ursuline Academy’s annual Employee Serviam Day was Monday, February 20.

Faculty and staff volunteered at six different organizations.

They planted trees with people in the local community at Bonton Farm, a community garden in a food desert in South Dallas and shopped for food with families at Crossroads Community Services, a non-profit organization located in downtown Dallas that provides healthy food to low-income families.

Faculty and staff sorted donations at St. Vincent dePaul Thrift Store and participated in a fun scavenger hunt with residents at C.C. Young. Ursuline also volunteered at Santa Clara Community Center and Treemont Nursing Home. Teachers visited with three Ursuline sisters at Treemont.

“It’s a blessing to share this time together outside of a classroom,” said Science teacher Rachel Clark, who volunteered at St. Vincent DePaul. “We ask our students to volunteer, and we need to be a good model of that as well.”

Said Theology Teacher Kathy Sherman: “Seeing the amount of donations to St. Vincent DePaul and being able to put a dent in the difference it makes for the local community is extremely meaningful.”

Ursuline’s motto is Serviam (I will serve).

“I find great joy in serving,” Ursuline Service Coordinator Pam Mahaney said. “We don't just provide a handout to those in need. We meet people and come to know them sharing in their lives.”