Members of Marian University’s Campus Ministry engaged in a service-learning experience through a local mission trip throughout Fond du Lac from March 18 to March 20.
The trip began with students helping the Family Resource Center (FRC), an organization that provides families with pregnancy and parenting programs and education. Students assisted the FRC by sorting supplies, bundling diapers, cleaning the playroom, and making slime for the children to play with.
Students also prepared a meal for the Salvation Army’s Warming Shelter, where homeless community members are provided a warm meal and a place to sleep during the winter months.
Students ended their service-learning experience by creating dream boards, which are collages that display an individual’s hopes, goals, and dreams for the future. They presented their dream boards to children in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program that serves children experiencing adversity by matching them with adult mentors. Marian students’ dream boards were also used to help the children create their own.
Sister Edie Crews, director of Marian University Campus Ministry, said, “These projects provided the opportunity for students to practice gratitude and experience the needs of those who are less fortunate. The students saw first-hand how a seemingly small task such as cooking dinner can impact those who do not know where their next meal is coming from.”