DePaul University Newsline > Sections > Campus and Community > Support for the incarcerated
By A. Gabriel Esteban and Salma Ghanem /
June 9, 2020 /
Posted in: CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY /
Reports show hundreds of people detained in Cook County Jail and at Stateville Correctional Center have tested positive for COVID-19. Several have died. Our hearts go out to those who have contracted the coronavirus and to the families of those who succumbed to the disease.
Our commitment to providing help and support to all members of our community is rooted in our Catholic and Vincentian values. Reaching out to the prisoner is a part of St. Vincent's legacy. Many have asked what can I do to help? We asked and our partnering Curriculum Director at the jail said simply, “We need soap."
We are hoping to raise funds to purchase thousands of travel-sized bars of soap by donating through DePaul's partner, the Illinois Coalition for Higher Education in Prison, (IL-CHEP). We are well on our way.
Contribute by Thursday, June 11, to help us meet or exceed our goal.
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