NCSW in a Box

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I don’t know about you, but at my house, there is nothing more exciting than getting a package in the mail. And these days, the latest mail trend is the subscription box, where subscribers get a surprise box of goodies in the mail on a regular basis.

When our team was brainstorming ideas for NCSW 2018, the NCSW in a Box idea was born.

A little background: a few years ago, we collaborated with our fantastic friend Sister Debbie Borneman, SS.C.M at NRVC, to send the top 50 Newmann Centers across the country an NCSW care package. In the package was all the materials – DVDs, discussion cards, and snacks – to hold a movie night. Sr. Debbie was the ringleader for this project, and her idea was to provide the Newmann Center staff with an easy way to celebrate NCSW.

We thought that this year, 2018, was a fantastic opportunity to launch an event in a box program to our entire NCSW community. We are excited to offer this box to newsletter subscribers beginning January 11th!

Here’s how it works:
There are two box variants this year: a movie night event and a “speed dating with the sisters” event. Our staff is currently working to build these boxes, but rest assured, each box variant will have everything you need to plan and execute a successful event, including advertising materials.

E-mail us at as soon as possible in order to reserve your box, be sure to let us know which version you prefer.

Boxes will ship the first week in February.

Oh, and one more note: check our Facebook or Twitter pages for a link to an unboxing video so you can see the contents of each box!

About Molly Hazelton

Molly Hazelton is the site director of National Catholic Sisters Week, headquartered at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. She credits her love, respect and admiration for Catholic sisters to her grandmother, Isabel, who was educated in nursing by the Religious Hospitallers of St. Joseph at Fanny Allen Hospital in Colchester, Vt. Molly is also a trained librarian, so please feel free to ask her for book recommendations.