HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine (JCESOM) students, in conjunction with their annual Holiday Gala, collected toys for the Hoops Family Children's Hospital Child Life Program.
“Every year Marshall’s medical students choose a charity to help support at the holidays,” said Michelle Studeny, a first-year medical student and president of the Class of 2017. “As medical students, we know the hospital can be a frightening place for children and we wanted to do something to help make the experience a little better. Having toys around certainly helps children feel more comfortable.”
Dozens of toys were collected at the Holiday Gala and will be delivered to the Hoops Family Children’s Hospital today.
The students also collected toiletries, towels and other personal items for the Huntington City Mission, donating a total of 603 items to the organization.
Other departments and groups within JCESOM are also involved with community projects this month and include the following:
Date Posted: Tuesday, December 10, 2013