The College of New Caledonia’s Health Sciences department is getting set for its biannual scrub drive and sale. Donated scrubs will be sold , for $5 each, with all the money raised going towards bursaries for health sciences students in need.
“It’s such a simple thing to donate your old uniform, but it can make a huge difference for our students” says organizer and CNC nursing instructor Nancy Esopenko. “The used scrubs are really affordable too, and anyone, students or community members ,can buy them.”
Every year, CNC awards five Making a Difference bursaries of $250 each to health science students in need. And each scrub sale can raise up to $750. To date, this effort has raised nearly $10 thousand dollars.
“This year, our supplies have dwindled and we really need donations of uniforms sized extra small, small and medium” says Esopenko.
Used scrubs can be dropped off now through to September 25 at two locations: the CNC Prince George campus library and the Spirit of the North Healthcare ‘s downtown office at the University Hospital of Northern BC.
The scrubs sale will be on Thursday, September 28th from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Gathering Place in the main building in CNC’s Prince George Campus.