Project 100: Medical Assistant Students Strive to Help Those in Need

Students and faculty worked together to package over 100 personal care gift bags.

Shampoo. Toothpaste. Deodorant. Combs.  These are very basic items to most of us, but for those without, they can mean a world of difference.  The Medical Assistant students at Madison East understand this need. Throughout the Fall 2011 quarter Globe University’s Medical Assistant Club, GU-MAC, collected sample size hygiene items for those in need. GU-MAC students set out with a goal of collecting at least 100 of each item, thus naming this venture – Project 100.  Items included shampoos, hand sanitizers, combs, toothbrushes with toothpaste, deodorant, and razors.

On December 15th, GU-MAC members and Globe faculty packaged over 100 individual personal care gift bags with these items inside to donate to Porchlight, Inc.  Porchlight provides emergency shelter, food, employment services, and affordable transitional and permanent housing to homeless people in the Dane County area.

The students presented the items to Porchlight at the 21st Annual Simply Divine Benefit Show for Porchlight at Club 5 on Saturday, December 17th. Not only did GU-MAC help Porchlight clients, but Project 100 also helped raise awareness about homelessness in Dane County.

For more information on Porchlight and how you can get involved, visit their website at

Medical Assistant Program Chair Elisha Terre and Massage Therapy Program Chair Robin Rinehart pose with the gift bags they helped package.