Friday, December 3, 2010

Integritas goes caroling and canning

With a blanket of new-fallen snow covering the ground, the Integritas group headed headed into South Bend last night to serenade our neighbors with Christmas carols and ask for cans to donate to the Catholic Worker House. We split up into two groups, covering Angela Boulevard and Notre Dame Avenue, making the air echo with "O Come, O Come Emmanuel" and "Adeste Fideles," among other favorites. The looks of surprise and delight on our neighbors' faces as they answered the door and discovered a choir of carolers was priceless, and their generosity was humbling. We headed back to campus laden with food for our brothers and sisters at the Catholic Worker House, bearing not gold, incense, and myrrh, nor a partridge in a pear tree, but:

13 cans/packets of soup
10 cans of vegetables
5 cans/packets of tuna
5 pounds of sugar
4 boxes of rice
3 boxes/cans of potatoes (gluten-free!)
3 jars of peanut butter
2 cans of beans
2 jars of jam
2 boxes of saltines
1 bottle of vegetable oil
1 can of evaporated milk
1 can of mandarin oranges
1 bag of Nestle white chocolate chips

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