IRVINGTON, N.Y. (Apr. 4, 2014) – Members of the Mercy College women’s basketball, field hockey, volleyball and men’s and women’s lacrosse teams pulled together in an overall effort to lend a helping hand at the Abbott House in Irvington this past week.
Abbott House is a nonprofit organization serving three distinct populations: foster children, youth with mental health issues and adults with developmental disabilities. With services throughout the New York metropolitan area and surrounding Hudson Valley counties, Abbott House touches the lives more than 1,300 people each year.
The mission of Abbott House is to improve the lives of vulnerable children, adults and families. Serving children and families in need and people with developmental disabilities, Abbott House strives for excellence and absolute integrity in the delivery of services.
Women’s lacrosse goes to the Abbott House every Monday and Wednesday to lead different athletic activities in the gymnasium. On Wednesday, women’s lacrosse senior Kristen Znaniecki and freshmen Alexia Haines, Shianne Judson, Angelica McQuade and Jillian Rocco played a pickup basketball game in an effort bring some enjoyment to the residents.
On Friday, other members of the athletics teams on campus banded together to help clean out the basement and reorganize files at the administrative headquarters. Volleyball junior McKenna Ronan and freshman Rachel Witter assisted in the cleanup, among others.