Jillian Toce ’13, News Editor
Have you thought about what you will do with your five weeks off of school for winter break? Serving others is a wonderful way to give back while you have some time away from campus, classes, and activities.
Senior Will McIntyre describes Alternative Winter Break as “an eye opening experience that allows students to become open to all social issues while enabling Merrimack students to create their own sense of community within the group.”
This school year there will be two service trips. The first is the week of Jan. 5-12. Will McIntyre and fellow senior Sara Duplisea will be leading a trip to Philadelphia, Penn., where they will stay at the St. Francis Inn.
Senior Chris Provost and sophomore Amanda Ryan will be leading another group to serve in Washington, D.C., at the Pilgrimage. The deadline to apply to attend either of the service trips is Oct. 12. If you have any questions, or want to apply, you can pick up applications in the Campus Ministry Office, check out the group’s table on Main Street. More information is available by emailing Brian Suehs-Vassel at email@example.com.