Mercy Service Day

  • Mercy Center for Service - Day of Service
  • "Small acts of service & virtue are daily within our reach." – Catherine McAuley, Sisters of Mercy Founder

  • Every September, hundreds of Carlow University students, faculty, and staff participate in Mercy Service Day, which connects community organizations around southwestern Pennsylvania to the Carlow community for a special day of service.

    Past Mercy Service Day project sites have included, among others:

    • Bethlehem Haven
    • Blind and Vision Rehabilitation Services
    • First Tee Pittsburgh
    • Gwen’s Girls
    • Habitat for Humanity
    • Heritage Community Initiatives
    • Interim Hospice
    • Life’s Work Pittsburgh
    • Oakland Planning and Development Corporation
    • Schenley Heights Community Development Program
    • Sojourner House

     

    Mercy Service Day Computer 

    As part of Mercy Service Day activities in September 2013, some Carlow students went to Computer Reach, where they refurbished old Macintosh computers to make them serviceable for schools, churches, and other non-profit organizations.  Volunteers from the Pittsburgh area gather every week at the North Point Breeze company to fix hundreds of donated Apple and PC computers.