Carlow University Students Work in the Community on Mercy Service Day on Friday, September 23

Carlow University first year students will work at more than 15 non-profit agencies on Friday, September 23, as part of the university’s annual Mercy Service Day.

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Drew Wilson, Director, Media Relations September 21, 2016
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More than 15 Non-profit Organizations Will Benefit from First Year Students’ Work

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Hundreds of Carlow University students will put down their books and laptops and pick up a paintbrush, a scrub bucket, or a broom to assist more than 15 non-profit organizations throughout Allegheny County as part of the university’s annual Mercy Service Day.

All Carlow’s first year students plus some faculty and staff will be working from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Friday for the following organizations:

ACH Clear Pathways

The Blessing Board

Blind and Vision Rehabilitation Services of Pittsburgh

Community Kitchen Pittsburgh

Duquesne Repack

Girls on the Run

Global Links

Habitat For Humanity Pittsburgh

Heritage Community Initiatives

Jubilee Soup Kitchen

Life’s Work of Western PA

Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh

Sojourner House

The Corner

The First Tee

Keep It Clean Oakland

Mercy Service Day has been an annual activity at Carlow University for the past dozen years.  It is always held during the third week of September to honor Carlow’s founding by the Sisters of Mercy in 1929.  For the past several years, it has been an integral part of Mercy Founder’s Fortnight, Carlow’s two week celebration of its heritage.


Editor’s Note:  Carlow University welcomes news media coverage of the events of Mercy Service Day.  Several of the agencies involved would welcome the media to their location.  For more information about where to go to see Carlow volunteers in action, please call Drew Wilson at (412) 260-6807.

About Carlow University
Carlow is a private, co-educational, Catholic university located in the heart of Pittsburgh’s “Eds, Meds, and Tech” district. Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, Carlow’s graduates, curriculum, and partnerships reflect its strong commitment to social justice; ethical, forward-thinking and responsible leadership; and service to the community that has a meaningful impact. Undergraduate and graduate degrees are offered in three colleges: Health and Wellness, Leadership and Social Change, and Learning and Innovation. Carlow graduates are in demand for their professional expertise, in fields ranging from nursing, the sciences, and perfusion technology to counseling, education, and forensic accounting; their entrepreneurial spirit and creative mindset; and their ability to manage change.  Carlow’s eleven athletic teams are known as the Celtics, a reflection of the university’s Irish heritage and roots.

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