New Orleans is destination for 2007 alternative spring break
Fayette, Iowa (January 22, 2007) – Upper Iowa University students will hold a chili supper/chili dog fundraiser to help defray the cost of travel expenses for their annual Alternative Spring Break (ASB) trip to help build houses for Habitat for Humanity. This year’s destination is New Orleans and eleven UIU students have chosen to spend their spring break, March 9-18, helping others.
For several years, Upper Iowa has offered this opportunity to its students through the Habitat for Humanity program called Collegiate Challenge, a nationwide program specifically geared toward college students. Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization building simple, decent, affordable housing for people in need.
According to Daryl Grove, UIU director of student activities, "It provides our students with an option to have fun, in an alcohol-free environment, with the added benefit of experiencing the thrill of making a difference in someone else’s life."
The chili supper/chili dog fundraiser will be held Friday, February 2 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the lobby of Dorman Memorial Gymnasium prior to the Upper Iowa home wrestling meet against St. Cloud State. Tickets to the meal are $5 and can be purchased at the door. All proceeds will go for student travel expenses. Admission to the wrestling meet is not mandatory to eat at the fundraiser.
To find out more about the Habitat for Humanity Collegiate Challenge, go to www.habitat.org. To find out more about the UIU students’ chili supper/chili dog fundraiser, call Daryl Grove at 563-425-5311.