During the Month of December, the Ross Medical Education Center Davison, Michigan campus came together to try to alleviate some of the financial pressure placed on families with young children during the holiday season. In order to do this, they decided to host a special collection of new or slightly used toys for children in need. They then donated all of the toys collected to local Carriage Town Ministries to be distributed to the children that are currently residing in their shelter and receiving life-saving services from this remarkable organization.
Carriage Town Ministries is located in Genesee County. They were founded in 1950 to offer food and shelter to the homeless, destitute, and those struggling under the weight of poverty. Every year, Carriage Town Ministries provides roughly 42,000 nights of rest, distributes 142,000 meals, and provides 110,000 pieces of clothing and necessities free of charge. Each week, a free walk-in health clinic is offered as well. Carriage Town is also home to The Lafia Learning Center which is open to the community and sees around 120 new students each month.
The students and staff of the Ross Medical Education Center campus in Davison were very glad to have the opportunity to make the holiday a little brighter for the children at Carriage Town. As Christmas approached it was so wonderful to see everyone taking part. Every day there was something new in the collection box. The toy drive officially ended on December 22, and Felicia Morearty, the Davison Financial Aid Student Support Representative was honored with the opportunity to deliver the toys to Carriage Town Ministries in time for the holiday. The donations filled up the entire back of her SUV. It was the season for giving, and each student, instructor, and staff member from the Davison campus did their very best to help!