During the month of February, nursing students in the Student Nursing Association (SNA) at Cal State San Marcos hosted a Diaper Drive that tripled their goal of 5,000 diaper donation by reaching nearly 14,000!
“That’s a lot of clean babies,” said Kyle Strehlow, SNA President and student in the School of Nursing.
“We appreciate all of the support and donations from our faculty and the ABSN cohort 29 who donated 3,335 diapers, which was the highest number donated for this drive,” Kyle continues.
To show appreciation, this week the SNA will be sponsoring a pizza party for the students who organized and collected the funds and purchased the most diapers possible. Students from Cohort 29 each donated nearly $5 to bulk order diapers through Amazon.
“That’s a small contribution for a lot of diapers, ” said Kyle, “but students want to do more.”
While Mary Baker, Lecturer and director of the School of Nursing Student Healthcare Project, was ecstatic about this success she also mentioned that the diapers are already quickly disappearing since the student-run clinics service a lot of infant patients.
For the next drive, students are planning to request for baby formula and wipes to be donated.
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