AMSA's Local Chapter Project Directory

PROJECT DESCRIPTION/CONTACT INFORMATION
Project title Defending Dignity at UIC
Project type(s) Fundraiser,Speaker
Date completed 11/30/2006
Chapter University of Illinois COM @ Chicago
Project Coordinator Colleen Nash
Summary of project A bakesale was held throughout the morning in the COM lobby, with proceeds going towards the Chicago Coalition to Save Darfur. A total of $230 was donated on behalf of UIC COM. After someone bought something at the bakesale they were given a typed letter to President Bush along with an addressed and stamped envelope, as part of a letter-writing campaign. As part of a lunch time lecture, Anne Bartlett from the University of Chicago came to give an update about the latest going on in Darfur and how medical students could find out more about the genocide and get involved in peacekeeping efforts.

Content area Human Rights
Number of participants 120
Participant hours involved 1 hour(s)
PROJECT PLANNING
Coordinator roles
Coordinator hours hour(s)
FUNDING & ADVERTISING
Total project cost $100
Project funding Local chapter funds,Other grant
Funding breakdown of sources and/or donations:
Project advertising Email listserves and written messages on M1 and M2 lecture hall blackboards. There were 80 people in attendance at the lunch time lecture so I believe the amount of advertising was adequate.
PROJECT EVALUATION
Success rating
(1 = unsuccesful, 5 = very successful)
5
Lessons/suggestions many people commented on the ease with which they could send a letter to the President. All they had to do was read it and sign it. They felt proactive and it was as simply as providing them with a letter.