WC’s Social Work Students Visit Sugartree and Cape May

November 2, 2022

Students Collecting Items for Sugartree Community

Six of Wilmington College’s social work students engaged in community outreach during visits to Sugartree Ministries and Cape May Retirement Community.

PICTURED: Social work students Michael Frisch, Sarah Duron-Babb, Tori Moore and Caitlin Campbell enjoyed a Halloween celebration with residents at Cape May Retirement Community.

The Sugartree group — comprised of Michael Frisch, Sarah Duron-Babb, Tori Moore, Jessica Crutchleo, and Jillian Lewis — helped prepare and serve a meal before interviewing several community members, volunteers and the director to gain a greater insight into the needs of those citizens who utilize Sugartree’s services.

The class is engaged in a collection across campus asking the Wilmington College community to donate menstruation products, socks and other warm clothing between now and Nov. 22. Campus drop-off points include 154 Pickett North, the Writing Center, Bailey 205, the Office of Diversity + Inclusion and Watson Library.

The Introduction to Social Work student cohort of Michael Frisch, Sarah Duron-Babb, Tori Moore and Caitlin Campbell offered Cape May residents a special Halloween celebration by helping with cookie decorating, staging a Halloween trivia contest and leading a sharing of personal stories with the residents.  The students especially enjoyed hearing from residents in their 90s about what life was like when they were college-age.