March 4, 2016 9:28 am
With spring cleaning on the way, health professionals are once again being asked to donate their gently used uniforms, which will then be sold, with proceeds funding CNC’s Making a Difference Bursary. Since 2011, sales from the scrub drive have funded bursaries of $250 each, which are given out annually to five CNC health sciences students in financial need.
The scrub drive is organized by CNC nursing instructor Nancy Esopenko. “Reduce, reuse, recycle, and support the next generation of health sciences students by donating those scrubs in your closet,” said Esopenko.
From Thursday, March 3rd to Monday, March 14th, scrubs can be dropped off at the CNC library, Lakewood Dental, or the Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation office at the University Hospital of Northern BC.
Any health professional, from doctors to health care assistants, can donate their scrubs. They must be washed, in good shape and recyclable for others to use.
The donated scrubs, tops and bottoms will then be sold to students and the public for $5 each on Monday, March 14th in the CNC Gathering Place from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.