This February, the Granger campus of Ross Medical Education Center wanted to make a positive impact on their community. However, this time they wanted to do so in a slightly different way, by acting as a donation drop off site for the Humane Society of St. Joseph County. The Humane Society of St. Joseph County was established in 1886 and is one of the oldest and largest service organizations in the area and sees over 5,000 animals each year. Their no-kill shelter is very reliant on donations from individuals and organizations throughout the community and the Granger campus decided to step up and help out!
The Humane Society of St. Joseph County is always in need of donations ranging from blankets and dog food to grooming and cleaning supplies to be used in their facility. So the Granger campus set up a donation barrel in the lobby for the entire month. Throughout the designated time, they collected blankets, dog food, toys, and treats for cats and dogs.
This event was an important one for students, staff and faculty alike. They loved being a part of saving potential pets in their area and helping them find their forever home. Barbara Switalski, Assistant Campus Director of Education at the campus said, “Many of the Granger students and staff have either cats, dogs, both and beyond and were excited to help a crucial facility in the community for our furry friends by donating to the Humane Society of St. Joseph County!” The generous donations from the campus helped the Humane Society to continue to help animals in need and they look forward to working with them again in the future!