Circle of Mercy in Action – Megan “Meg” Reilly ’19

July 9, 2021

Circle of Mercy in Action! For three weeks this summer, Mercy alumna Megan ‘Meg’ Reilly ‘19 volunteered at Aston Vision Orphanage in Arusha, Tanzania, serving as an English teacher to 130 local and orphaned children. During her time there, she learned the pandemic impacted the supply of chickens and therefore the ability to feed all the children. After sharing the orphanage’s story with friends and family, Meg helped raise $1,700 toward a new chicken coop; 30 chickens; three roosters; three months’ worth of rice, beans, corn, sugar, and oil; and other items to help sustain the children. “At Mercy, I learned the importance of service, whether it be in our Core Values, the can drive during Spirit Week, the Motto project, or after-school volunteering,” said Meg. “My mentors taught me to always leave a place better than when I first arrived, helping me realize that just one person can accomplish so much in a short time.”

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