AMSA's Local Chapter Project Directory

PROJECT DESCRIPTION/CONTACT INFORMATION
Project title White Coat Embroidery
Project type(s) Fundraiser
Date completed 01/03/2008
Chapter Oregon Health & Science University SOM
Project Coordinator Kathy Tran
Summary of project White Coat Embroidery for all medical students. Arranged white coat drop off right before winter break, had the embroidery done over break, then handed them back 1st week of January. We raised over $500 for our chapter.

Content area Fundraising
Number of participants 60
Participant hours involved 8 hour(s)
PROJECT PLANNING
Coordinator roles
Coordinator hours hour(s)
FUNDING & ADVERTISING
Total project cost $100 upfront
Project funding Local chapter funds
Funding breakdown of sources and/or donations:
Project advertising Email to the class mailing lists.
PROJECT EVALUATION
Success rating
(1 = unsuccesful, 5 = very successful)
5
Lessons/suggestions It's hard to get the 3rd and 4th years involved because they never seem to have time off or are available during the day for coat drop off. Doing it over winter break maximized the students we could accommodate, but still left out those that were abroad or had to use their coats over break. Would have been most ideal to do the fundraiser when the 1st years get their coats at the beginning of the year.

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS
Comments This is a great, sustainable fundraiser that can be repeated with each incoming class. Would be great to have some sort of sign up form sent out with 1st year orientation information.