Student Nurses Association collects winter gear for local children

hats and mittens

The SNA collected 214 items to distribute to children in need at local elementary schools.

The Student Nurses Association in the Bronson School of Nursing recently held a Winter Gear Drive to collect hats and mittens for two local Kalamazoo-area elementary schools. Nursing students who were routinely involved in the schools noticed a large need for winter accessories for the students there.

The SNA placed collection boxes near each entrance to the CHHS building, gathering new and gently-used goods for several weeks.

"Our goal was to collect 100 items for KPS students who needed hats and mittens to stay warm this winter," says Taylor Birgy, community nurse on the SNA board. "But thanks to the amazing generosity of CHHS, we collected more than twice that number."

SNA members began distributing the items at schools after the Thanksgiving break.