This December, the students, staff, and faculty at the Ross Medical Education Center campus in Saginaw came together to collect hats, gloves, and scarves for local children. They wanted to support those in their area that were the most in need of the necessities this winter. They decided that the best way to do so would be through their annual “Warm Hands, Warm Hearts” drive. Ashley Hine, career development representative at Ross Medical Education Center in Saginaw, brought in a tree for the campus’ lobby. Students and staff then would donate articles throughout December. In hardly any time at all, the “Tree of Warmth” was covered in warm winter gloves, mittens, and hats. Over the course of the drive, they collected many winter items for the community.
Everyone on the campus was excited to have the opportunity to give to those who are in need of some warmth. On December 23, Ashley Hine delivered the clothing to two local pediatricians’ offices, Dr. Dawis and the Janes St. Clinic, for distribution to area children who may come into the office without the necessary clothing. Both of these offices help those in the community without the finances and resources to go to the doctor on their own. So, many of those families that bring their children into the office also lack the financial resources to purchase adequate warm clothing.
Sarah DeFord, Office Assistant at the Saginaw campus of Ross Medical Education Center, said of the experience, “It feels so nice to know that a young child may go into the doctor’s office with cold hands but come out with warm hands, and it is thanks to Ross.” This is the second year in a row that the campus has done this particular drive and they plan to continue this wonderful tradition every holiday season moving forward.
If you are interested in learning more about the office of Dr. Dawies or the Janes St. Clinic or how you can help support their patient base, call them at (989) 790-5053 and (989) 755-0316 respectively.