Students in Medical Terminology and Math for Nurses classes on both Pocahontas and Paragould campuses collected 160 new items to be donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, according to Nursing Instructor Kelsie Jones.
“I had been searching for a good charity or community service project for my students to get involved in,” Jones explained. “The RN at Hytrol in Jonesboro, who is someone I went to RN school with, informed me that they were doing a toy drive and could use some help. This is how we got involved with this project.”
The students collected toys, clothes, ear buds, iTunes gift cards, DVDs, Wal-Mart gift cards and other such items, all of which were brand new. “We are partnering with the APN and RN at Hytrol to make the donation,” said Jones.