Tomorrow, November 2, we will celebrate the third annual Stuff-A-Bus in loving memory of alumna, Jackie Buedel ’73. Started shortly after Jackie’s passing, each year the NDP Alumnae Association partners with current NDP students for this special event.
All this week, students have been bringing in items from the “wish lists” of Caroline Center and Asylee Women Enterprises. Each year NDP supports the Caroline Center, which was near and dear to Jackie Buedel, as well as a second deserving organization, particularly one that supports women with ties to the School Sisters of Notre Dame.
What’s the best part about Stuff-A-Bus? According to Shawn Osmeyer, Alumnae Engagement Manager, it’s the delivery!
“I wish everyone who donated had the opportunity to see the smiles and feel the gratitude from the organizations we are supporting. It’s like Christmas morning!”
Thank you to the students and families that have already showed their support.
To our NDP alumnae and community, please join us from 8-11 a.m. on November 2 at NDP and help us to Stuff the Blazer Bus!
Wish lists from the organizations can be found on our website.
Find out more about the organization we are supporting by visiting their website or reading more below.
Caroline Center “offers a holistic education and career skills training program to capable women who are ready for change – women who would most benefit from the program and would not otherwise have the opportunity. Caroline Center’s mission is to empower each woman to reach the fullness of her potential so that she can create a future of hope for herself and her family.”
Asylee Women Enterprises “journeys with asylum seekers and other forced migrants as they navigate the immigration legal process, begin to heal from past trauma and rebuild their lives. AWE is the only program of its kind that offers wraparound services under one roof. Emergency and transitional housing is provided through a network of hosts and other partners including Catholic women’s religious, churches and the Asylum Seekers Housing Network. Asylum seekers gather Monday through Thursday at our day program that offers English as a Second Language, job readiness, computer classes, parenting skills classes and wellness activities. AWE’s unique model focuses on the importance of companionship and community where asylum seekers offer mutual support to one another in a safe and supportive environment.”