Author Archives: Jason Michnick

Meet the Climbers – Rachel McBride

Meet the Climbers – Rachel McBride

For this spotlight, we are featuring the first of four NIU alumni that will traveling to Tanzania to climb Mount Kilimanjaro with us. Rachel participated in the 2013 TDS Study Abroad trip and worked with Nyegina Secondary School administrators on her service learning project. Her recommendation included rearranging the meals that are given to children… Continue Reading

Meet the Climbers – Denise Weinmann

Meet the Climbers – Denise Weinmann

In just under two months, our group of TDS volunteer climbers will be starting their summit of Mount Kilimanjaro! To get to know our climbers, we asked them to answer a few questions about themselves and what made them want to climb the highest peak in Africa. Introducing our first climber, Denise Weinmann! Q: Who… Continue Reading

2019 Spring Yard Sale

2019 Spring Yard Sale

Do you have items that no longer spark joy in your life? Have you been wanting to declutter and simplify your surroundings? TDS can help! We’re looking for donations of items to sell at our upcoming fundraiser yard sale which will take place the first weekend in May. We accept most everything except large appliances,… Continue Reading

A House for Books

A House for Books

Former member of the TDS Board of Directors, Mark Biernacki, has published a book about his experiences traveling through Tanzania. Proceeds from sales of the book through June 1st are being donated towards our 2019 Kilimanjaro Climb goal of $75,000. A House for Books: Volunteering and Adventure in the Shadows of Kilimanjaro is available as both… Continue Reading