Circle of Mercy in Action! Mary Jo Gugino Colligan ’70

April 14, 2020

Circle of Mercy in Action! As founder and president of Angels of Mercy, Mary Jo Gugino Colligan ’70 knows what it’s like to serve on the front lines. Angels of Mercy is the New York State chapter for Dress a Girl which is dedicated to helping women in need locally, across the nation, and around the world. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Mary Jo put out a request to her Dress a Girl seamstresses to help in the effort to sew masks. The response was overwhelming! To date, over 2,500 masks have been sewn and distributed to patient care centers, senior living and nursing homes, Catholic Family Center, and 30 other organizations in need. “It is such a joy for me and for our volunteers to help the community,” Mary Jo said. “We are always ready, willing, and able to meet the needs of others.” One of the volunteers who sprang into action was Mercy junior Teagan Holmes ’21 who spent much of her Spring Break at the sewing machine. Thank you, Teagan, and thank you Mary Jo! #CircleOfMercyInAction

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