The Brescia University Marilyn Younger Conley School of Social Work will be hosting their annual Soup Day fundraiser on Thursday, October 24th from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM. The event takes place at the Brescia University Ramold Center, located at 718 Allen Street. A variety of homemade soups, breads, and desserts will be served. Proceeds are being used in support of Saint Paul’s Mission in Crownpoint, New Mexico, which serves Navajo families and children.
For over 15 years Brescia University’s Social Work Department has organized the event, which has raised more than $21,000 for the Mission. Saint Paul’s Mission provides housing while the students work as interns in social service agencies that serve the Navajo families and children. Donations raised by Soup Day are used the day after Thanksgiving to purchase toys for the toy shop hosted by the Sisters of the Order of the Adorer’s of the Blood of Christ where Navajo families can come to pick out toys for Christmas.
This Soup Day fundraiser is just one of the many service projects that the social work students willingly complete to help others, including those outside Owensboro and is part of the bigger difference that Brescia University students are making through their servant leadership.