In true Serviam spirit, Ursuline students came together to make relief boxes to send to Venezuela for this year's Intramurals service project.
Dating back to the 1950s, Intramurals consists of a service project, hall decorating, mural, videos, and a volleyball tournament in the days leading up to Thanksgiving Break.
88 relief boxes were assembled to donate to Rayito de Luz, an organization that helps families in the poorest communities of Venezuela by providing food, clothes, and other necessities.
Julie Seigler '21 came up with the idea with help from her mother who has donated items and supplies to Rayito de Luz in the past.
"This project was special to me in many ways," Julie said. "I saw my classmates come together to help the starving people of Venezuela. Everyone understood what they were doing and how this project was going to make a difference."
The relief boxes contained the following items:
- 1 can of powdered milk
- 1 can of baby formula
- 1 package of diapers
- 1-2 bars of deodorant
- 1 package feminine hygiene products
- 1 bottle of pain medication
- 5-6 canned food items
- 1 bottle of multi-vitamins
"Rayito de Luz was not expecting 88 boxes and cried tears of joy when we dropped them off," Dean of Students Kayla Brown said. "They said we had no idea what this will do for their country."
Julie enjoyed seeing the Ursuline community come together for the people of Venezuela.
"I never knew that I would help make a difference in so many people's lives," she said. "I want to thank everyone who made this possible by donating all the items for Venezuela."