Pancake breakfast to raise funds for service trip

Jan. 30, 2013

LACEY, WASHINGTON —Saint Martin’s University students participating in Campus Ministry’s annual mission service trip will host a Pancake Breakfast for the public on Saturday, Feb. 16 from 8:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Norman Worthington Conference Center, 5300 Pacific Ave. SE. Tickets are $5.00, which includes buttermilk and blueberry pancakes, meat and vegetarian sausage, fresh fruit, and beverages, and can be purchased at the door. Children under the age of 6 are free.

pancake The Pancake Breakfast is an element of the fundraising campaign for the annual mission service trip. This May, sixteen participants will travel to the Yakima Valley to work with Migrant Farm Workers and Catholic Charities Housing for one week. “Fundraising is important to the success of this trip,” says Susan Leyster, director of service immersion. “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 Fair Trade items and collecting electronic items to recycle, including cell phones, inkjet cartridges, MP3 players, GPS devices and laptops. The public can drop off their electronics during the breakfast and request a donation receipt.

This year marks eleven years of Campus Ministry leading service trips across the country. The 2013 mission service trip will offer students the opportunity to explore the realities of poverty and immigration in America and work for a more just society.

For more information contact Susan Leyster at or at 360-789-6701.

Saint Martin’s University is an independent four-year, coeducational university located on a wooded campus of more than 300 acres 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 23 majors and seven graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education, nursing and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes more than 1,100 undergraduate students and 400 graduate students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its Lacey campus, and 300 more undergraduate students to its extension campuses located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Centralia College. Visit the Saint Martin’s University website at

For additional information:

Susan Leyster
Director of service immersion

Sarah Holdener
Director of event services
Saint Martin’s University