AMSA's Local Chapter Project Directory

PROJECT DESCRIPTION/CONTACT INFORMATION
Project title Trick or Treat for Domestic Violence Awareness
Project type(s) Community Service,Fundraiser
Date completed 10/2006
Chapter University of Missouri - Kansas City SOM
Project Coordinator Melody Burns
Summary of project During Domestic Violence Awareness month, medical students passed out chocolate awareness ribbons to students, faculty, and staff and requested a $1 donation. All donations collected during the month were given to a local domestic violence shelter. The Clothesline Project, which consists of T-Shirts designed by domestic abuse survivors, was also displayed in the lobby and information regarding domestic violence screening was available for students.

Content area Women’s Health
Number of participants 120
Participant hours involved 30 hour(s)
PROJECT PLANNING
Coordinator roles
Coordinator hours hour(s)
FUNDING & ADVERTISING
Total project cost $81
Project funding AMSA grant
Funding breakdown of sources and/or donations:
Project advertising The event was fairly visible as soon as people walked into the medical school/lecture halls. This seemed to work very well.
PROJECT EVALUATION
Success rating
(1 = unsuccesful, 5 = very successful)
4
Lessons/suggestions It would be nice if there were more people working on this project next year. It was our group's first project, so we now know the importance of delegating responsibility to others.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS
Comments I would like to expand on this event next year to include a movie and panel discussion about domestic violence with students professionals from the community.