Wendy Joseph Receives Student of the Month Community Service Award
The University of South Florida College of Nursing Student of the Month Community Service Award is given monthly and recognizes students who volunteer in the community outside of their nursing program requirements. The College wants to recognize those students who make the effort and take time to give back to the community.
June 2011 Undergraduate Student recipient: Wendy Joseph
Within the past two years while enrolled in her RN-BSN program, Wendy initiated a program called, Women to Women, a donation drive at her hospital in order to benefit the Orlando Union Rescue Mission Women and Children Division. This event started off as a hygiene drive to help maintain cleanliness in the community due to seeing so many women come into Winnie Palmer hospital with little to no resources (financial and tangible) which would help them maintain a healthy body. This then turned into collecting professional clothing to help the ladies get back into the work force to support their family. In the end, 19 large trash bags filled with clothes were collected.
Once the success of the clothing drive was seen, a spaghetti dinner for the Orlando Rescue Mission shelter was held to commemorate all their hard work and perseverance through their setbacks. The spaghetti dinner was a big hit having fed 150 women, children and families residing in the shelter.
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