By: Gina Carfagno
The Center for Interfaith Community Engagement is running a CD drive to benefit 12 students majoring in health services going on a medical mission trip to Guatemala over spring break.
The CD drive will take place from now until late February, leading up to the trip.
Donation drop-off boxes are located at the Gallagher Student Center (GSC) welcome desk, the Connection Center desks in the University Library and Conotan Learning Commons, the front lobby of Cohen and the entrances to Bellarmine Chapel and the Hoff Dining Commons.
For every donated CD, President Fr. Michael Graham, S.J., has pledged to donate one of his own CDs from his personal collection.
The collected CDs will be sold and the money will help fundraise for the $50,000 trip. Students should expect to see other fundraisers for this trip this semester, including the Nearly Naked Mile on Nov. 21.
The registration fee for the Nearly Naked Mile is $15 and will include an event t-shirt. Registration will begin at 7 p.m. on Nov. 21 outside GSC, and the race will start at 8 p.m.
The medical mission trip serves the Mayan community in Solola, which has very little access to medical care and will benefit from the service of Xavier students who are majoring in health services such as pre-med, nursing, optometry and occupational therapy. The trip will be led by Rabbi Abie Ingber and program assistant Stephanie Renny.
If students do not have CDs to donate, they are encouraged to participate in other fundraisers or donate money. For more information, visit the Center for Interfaith Community Engagement in GSC room 340 or email Ingber at firstname.lastname@example.org.