Ursuline Academy donating food to the needy

Ursuline Academy will hold its largest "Spirit Week" effort— the Canned Food Drive—with scheduled deliveries to agencies who serve those in need.

For weeks the students will have competed with each other to see which class can bring in the most canned goods that will be donated to Mercy Home Food Pantry in Walnut Hills, Mason Food Pantry, St. Vincent de Paul, and Hope Emergency in Brown County, OH.

"Ursuline students are notorious for bringing in thousands of pounds of food every year…we run out of places to put it," says art teacher and Spirit Week moderator, Jeanine Boutiere.

The Canned Food Drive closes at 7:45 am on Wednesday, April 25; the cans will be boxed and weighed, and will be delivered to the agencies later in the week.

During the week of April 23 thru 27, Ursuline will celebrate its annual "Spirit Week" — a school-wide effort to show pride in being a Lion and to share that sense of unity with the community.

"Spirit Week is an opportunity for our students to join together and show their pride for Ursuline. It's also a time for our school to put into action our Catholic faith; a time to reach out to the community, and share some of our special brand of Ursuline spirit to enliven and enrich those around us," says Boutiere.

In addition to many activities during the week, the students' other charitable efforts include cashing in pop tabs they collected all year and giving the proceeds to Ronald McDonald House; and a Penny Race and "Spirit Walk" which both benefit a scholarship fund for future young women to attend Ursuline.

Ursuline Academy is an independent Catholic college-preparatory school for young women in grades 9 –12. Founded in 1896 by the Ursulines of Brown County in St. Martin, Ohio, the school  has been located at 5535 Pfeiffer Road, Blue Ash, Ohio since 1970.

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