Funds raised in excess of a student’s fundraising target will be kept by the team until all the team’s expenses are covered, at which time the donation may be given to another team or Service Learning Initiative. ALL donations made to the MEI Service Learning Program are non-refundable. Per CRA guidance “A registered charity cannot return a donor’s gift. At law, a gift transfers ownership from the donor to the charity. Once the transfer is made, the charity is obliged to use the gift in carrying out its charitable purposes.”
Led by Chelsea Heinrichs and Amber Balzer, this team will be spending the first week of Spring Break serving at Casa de Luz in Primo Tapia, Mexico. This opportunity is open to students in grades 10-12 and to alumni who had their trip canceled in 2020.
(Anticipated fundraising target: $2000)
Led by Jon/Bonnie Esau and Becky/Greg Ouellette, this team will be spending 2 weeks serving in various regions of Thailand. This opportunity is open to students in grades 11-12 who are serious about their faith and are open to the possibility of working in cross-cultural missions in the future.
(Anticipated fundraising target: $3500)
Team Abbotsford / Mission
Led by Brad Knodel and Katie Schroeder, this team will spend 5 days during the first week of Spring Break working with several organizations right here in our own part of the world. It is anticipated that students and leaders will be staying at local accommodations and will be “away from home” for at least 5 nights. This opportunity is open to students in grades 9-12 and to alumni who had their trip canceled in 2020.
(Anticipated fundraising target: $500)