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Soup and Salad fundraiser for Service and Learning in Tanzania returns March 2

February 20, 2019

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Hancock is set to host the annual Soup and Salad Lunch as well as the silent auction fundraiser for this year’s Service and Learning in Tanzania experience for Finlandia University students.

“While a three-week experience of serving and learning in Tanzania is priceless, the actual cost of $3,000 is not always affordable for students,” said Dr. René Johnson, Assistant Professor of Religion and Philosophy and Director of Servant Leadership. “Students are responsible for $2,000 and we try to fundraise the other $1,000 in order to make this experience more accessible to the students.”

Four students and two staff will be traveling to Tanzania this May for three weeks. This will be the 14th straight year this trip has been offered at FinnU.

“Students are not only committing finances in preparation for Tanzania, they are also committing themselves to personal and academic preparation,” said Johnson. “Two three-credit courses are required, which exposes students to the history, language and culture of Tanzania, and examines global inequities and privilege as part of a healthy understanding of service and leadership.”

Since 2006, 83 students have been able to experience the relationship with partners in Tanzania in everything from hospitals to secondary schools.

The fundraiser will take place March 2 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Hancock. Tickets are can be purchased for $7 before the event from Dr. Rene Johnson, rene.johnson@finlandia.edu or 906-487-7558 or for $8 at the door. Students and children 6 – 12 years old are $5. Your ticket pays for your lunch and gets you access to the silent auction.

Come out and support this fantastic cause and enjoy a variety of soups and salads.

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