“We, as a group, feel it’s important to get out into our community and help,” explained Denae Larrabee of the Globe University-La Crosse Health Care Professionals Club (HCPC). That’s exactly what the club does!
The Health Care Professionals Club (HCPC) at Globe-La Crosse is made up of fifteen members, led by five officers that “want to see the club succeed and see the members active in the community,” Denae explained.
The club has a terrific history of volunteering at community events and raising funds for multiple nonprofit organizations. Just recently, the group held a “No Scrubs” fundraiser on campus. Students, who are regularly required to wear scrubs, were allowed to wear the clothes of their choice during finals week for $3 a day or $5 a week. With the money HCPC collected, the group was able to make two $100 donations: one to the Pet Therapy Program at the Coulee Region Humane Society and another donation to Gundersen Lutheran’s Steppin’ Out In Pink breast cancer fundraising event.
In addition to these recent donations, HCPC has supported Habitat for Humanity, Wafer, Salvation Army, Children’s Miracle Network, The Children’s Museum of La Crosse’s Teddy Bear Clinic, and the Paula’s Purse Foundation with Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center.
HCPC wants to make a difference in the community today, and they have a plan to continue to be involved after the current club members graduate. “We want to develop a value base for future students to show them the importance of being involved, “Denae shared.
This Globe student club sees the important of volunteering in the community, but they also understand how it can impact their futures. Denae explain that volunteering “helps us get our names out there, and it can help us with jobs and future careers.”