If you don’t have lunch plans today, the Brescia University Student Social Work Association (BSSWA) and the Social Work Department are hosting their annual Soup Day fundraiser from 11:30am-1:30pm in the Ramold Center (718 Allen Street).
A variety of homemade soups, breads, and desserts are available. Donations accepted in support of Saint Paul’s Mission in Crownpoint, New Mexico, which serves Navajo families and children.
This is the twelfth year that Brescia’s Social Work Department has organized the event, which has raised more than $12,000 for the Mission. For more than a dozen 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 provide a toy shop for the Navajo families 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.