WC’s Social Work Students Visit Sugartree and Cape May

November 2, 2022
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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.

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