AMSA's Local Chapter Project Directory

PROJECT DESCRIPTION/CONTACT INFORMATION
Project title AMSA Holiday Drive for IFH Families
Project type(s) Fundraiser
Date completed 12/2006
Chapter University of Florida COM
Project Coordinator Nicole Belkin
Summary of project A holiday drive fundraiser was done to raise money to purchase gifts for the children of IFH families that are involved in a first year medical course. In this course, first year medical students along with other first year health professional students team up to visit families in the surrounding Gainesville community that have certain medical problems. We raised money by selling UF Med AMSA T-shirts, the first time that we've had some t-shirts for AMSA in a couple of years. We raised over $300 after expenses and dedicated another $200 to help about ten families this holiday season.

Content area Community and Public Health
Number of participants 50
Participant hours involved 2 hour(s)
PROJECT PLANNING
Coordinator roles
Coordinator hours hour(s)
FUNDING & ADVERTISING
Total project cost $300
Project funding Local chapter funds
Funding breakdown of sources and/or donations:
Project advertising In class announcements that worked quite well with a follow-up by email.
PROJECT EVALUATION
Success rating
(1 = unsuccesful, 5 = very successful)
4
Lessons/suggestions Possibly do it earlier in December next year. We were swamped with tests this December.