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Foxborough Resident Spends Winter Break Volunteering at My Brother’s Keeper in Easton

Foxborough resident Gretta Schaaf recently participated in the 2013 Urban Plunge program, a unique learning initiative offered through My Brother’s Keeper in Easton.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Foxborough resident Gretta Schaaf, a student at Providence College, recently participated in the 2013 Urban Plunge program, a unique learning initiative offered through My Brother’s Keeper (MBK).

A non-profit organization located in Easton, MBK delivers food and furniture to families in need. Schaaf, along with four other PC students participated in Urban Plunge from Jan. 8-11. This is the fourth year PC students have attended the program along with students from the University of Notre Dame and Stonehill College.

In addition to delivering needed items, students attended prayer services, guest lectures and group reflection.

According to MBK, with each delivery, volunteers give out a crucifix with the words, “We’re just the delivery people, this is the man who sent you the furniture.” 

Providence College is the only college or university in the United States administered by the Dominican Friars. The Catholic, Liberal Arts College has an undergraduate enrollment of approximately 3,900 students and offers degrees in 49 academic majors. Providence College has consistently been ranked among the top five regional universities in the north according to U.S. News’ America’s Best Colleges.

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