Pancake breakfast to raise funds for service trip

February 10, 2012

ServiceTripLACEY, WASHINGTON —Saint Martin’s University students participating in Campus Ministry’s annual mission service trip will host a Pancake Breakfast for the public on Feb. 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Norman Worthington Conference Center, 5300 Pacific Ave. SE. Tickets are $5.00, which includes pancakes, sausage, fresh fruit, and beverages, and can be purchased at the door or beforehand at the Campus Ministry office.

The Pancake Breakfast is an element of the fundraising campaign for the annual mission service trip. This May, fifteen students will travel to Cincinnati, Ohio to work with the Franciscans for the Poor organization in inner Cincinnati for one week. “Fundraising is important to the success of this trip,” says Susan Leyster, director of campus ministry. “It mitigates the cost of the service trip, allowing this wonderful opportunity to remain available to all students.”

In addition to the Pancake Breakfast, students will be selling car wash tickets that can be used in over 30 car wash facilities along the I-5 corridor. Fair Trade items such as coffee, teas, and jellies will also be for sale. 

This year marks a decade of Campus Ministry leading service trips across the country. The 2012 mission service trip will offer students the opportunity to explore the realities of poverty and homelessness in American society and work for a more just society. 

Saint Martin’s University is an independent four-year, coeducational university located on a 380-acre wooded campus in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 14 Benedictine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 21 majors and six graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes 1,250 students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its main campus, and 650 more to its extension campuses located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Everett College, Centralia College and Tacoma Community College. Visit the Saint Martin’s University website at

For additional information:

Susan Leyster
Director of campus ministry

Sarah Holdener
Director of community relations and event management
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