The Brescia University Student Social Work Association (BSSWA) and the Social Work Department are hosting their annual Soup Day fundraiser on Thursday, November 4, 2010 from 11:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m. 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. Donations are being accepted in support of Saint Paul’s Mission in Crownpoint, New Mexico, which serves Navajo families and children.
This is the seventh year that Brescia’s Social Work Department has organized the event, which has raised more than $9,000 for the Mission. For more than 12 years, seniors in the Social Work Department have taken a trip to the Mission for their field practicum. Saint Paul’s Mission provides housing. 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. The Sisters, of the Order of the Adorer’s of the Blood of Christ, set up a toy shop for the Navajo families to come and pick out toys for their children’s 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.