The staff and students at Ross Medical Education Center in Davison, Michigan teamed up with Two Men and a Truck to collect birthday party supplies for Wishes for Whaley. The Two Men and a Truck location in Flint, Michigan contacted the Ross Medical Education Center campus in Davison to ask if Ross would partner with them to help The Whaley Home in Flint. The Whaley Home houses approximately 90 youth with an average age of 10-16 years old in Flint, Michigan.
Due to their non-traditional situations, many of the residents have never enjoyed a traditional birthday party. Two Men and a Truck representative Olivia Nagel came to the Ross campus to explain why this effort is so needed. Olivia explained that most of the young people in the Whaley Home do not know what a birthday party looks like. The Whaley Home throws a birthday party for each and every resident. To do this, they are asking for gifts, plates, napkins, candles, cake, frosting, toys, games, and any other items that can help them host a successful and meaningful birthday party.
Ross Medical Education Center Campus Director Frank Skinner said, “what better of a cause to support than helping less fortunate children enjoy a birthday? Children need to enjoy their birthday. We want these children to look forward to their birthday the way so many do. When Olivia contacted us, it was a compliment to our campus. Two Men and a Truck is truly a giving organization. They even hosted a dinner at a local restaurant and cooked the food as a fundraiser, where the tips went to this cause.” He went on to add, “Ross Medical Education Center has a partnership with Two Men and a Truck every spring to collect Mother’s Day gifts for local mothers in need. The Wishes for Whaley cause is now the second way we can partner with Two Men and a Truck. I am so proud of my students and staff that we could support this and will continue to be a drop off location through December.”