Methodist College Healthcare Management Students Host Clothing Drive

Healthcare Management Students Host Successful Clothing Drive

Healthcare Management student Candace Robinson and Health Science Program Director Dr. Candace Florence collect items for the professional and business attire donation drive.

Healthcare Management students at Methodist College held a clothing donation drive as a service learning project in their HS462 Collaboration in HR Management course .

The drive was focused on collecting professional and business attire to donate to Esther House, a women's emergency shelter that is part of Peoria Rescue Ministries. The donated clothing will go to help male and female adult clients of Peoria Rescue Ministries as they seek to rebuild their lives through employment and other opportunities.

Dr. Candace Florence, director of the health sciences program at Methodist College, said that through the project, students were asked to model management principles to include planning, organizing, coordinating and controlling with the end goal of serving the mission of Esther House. In addition students were tasked with raising awareness and supporting a local community-based organization and employing healthcare management values of servitude and leadership.

Students hosted collection times at the college on April 20 and 21 and through the generous donations of the college community, were able to deliver several car loads of clothing.

Students Sierra Fountain and Carolina Schmeilski showcase some of the items donated during the professional and business clothing drive.