With spring cleaning on the way, health professionals are once again being asked to donate their gently used uniforms, which will then be sold, with proceeds funding CNC’s Making a Difference Bursary.
Since 2011, sales from the scrub drive have funded bursaries of $250 each, which are given out annually to five CNC health sciences students in financial need.
The scrub drive is organized by CNC nursing instructor Nancy Esopenko.
“Over the last few years, the scrub sale has helped make studying health sciences more affordable for our students,” said Esopenko. “It also gives health professionals a chance to give back to our community.”
Until Friday, April 17, scrubs can be dropped off at the CNC library, Lakewood Dental, or the Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation office at the University Hospital of Northern BC.
Any health professional, from doctors to health care assistants, can donate their scrubs. They must be washed, in good shape and recyclable for others to use.
The donated scrubs, tops and bottoms, will then be sold to students and the public for $5 each on April 20 at the CNC Gathering Place from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.