AMSA's Local Chapter Project Directory

Project title Finals Care Packages
Project type(s) Fundraiser,School Service
Date completed 12/2005
Chapter University of Kansas SOM
Project Coordinator Paige Hatcher
Summary of project We offered homemade care packages for sale to parents of students at the medical school. They contained homebaked goods, a classical study music mix CD, candy, tea, gum, snacks, and more. We hand delivered them during the first rounds of final exams. It was easy to find everyone in one place that way.

Content area Wellness/Well-Being
Number of participants 3
Participant hours involved 10 hour(s)
Coordinator roles
Coordinator hours hour(s)
Total project cost 6$ per bag, sold for 25$
Project funding Local chapter funds
Funding breakdown of sources and/or donations:
Project advertising We advertised by email and direct mailing to parents. We also had a blurb in a KU med newsletter.
Success rating
(1 = unsuccesful, 5 = very successful)
Lessons/suggestions It was difficult to reach parents. Next year, we will collect parent contact information at orientation. We also had many parents try to make orders past the deadline. I had to be firm, as I was studying for finals too.

Comments Shop in Bulk! and make as much of it yourself as you can. The homemade touch made a huge difference. Limit your distribution to those within your own school it was much more difficult for us to catch up with/coordinate schedules with nurses and OT stude