Just in time for the busy holiday season, throughout the months of November and December, students at Ross Medical Education Center campus in Brighton, Michigan held a can and food drive. Students in both the Brighton Medical Assistant program and the Brighton Dental Assistant program worked hard to collect as much as they could in order to help those in their community that are struggling to put food on the table, especially during the holidays.
In the midst of planning, these students spent time looking around their community and deciding which local charity to adopt as the recipient of their drive collections. After looking at many in the area, they finally decided to team up with Family Impact Center located in Fowlerville, Michigan. Many of the students at the Brighton campus reside in Fowlerville or in the nearby communities of Howell and Pinckney Hartland. This made the choice a little bit easier as the students expressed that they wanted to help a charity with which they could relate.
The Family Impact Center is non-profit organization that opened its doors in March of 2002 and has continued to work hand in hand with local communities and area churches. Their goal is to offer hope and to help bring restoration to individuals and families in need. It is entirely operated by volunteer staff and is financially supported by private contributions. Some of the programs provided include a client food pantry, clothing and outerwear for all ages, classes and workshops, support groups, and tutoring programs. At the close of the drive, all donations were delivered to the Family Impact Center on Tuesday December 13, just in time for the holidays.