Care Kits Bring Smiles to Local Chemotherapy Patients

Students demonstrate compassion through advocacy and donation to local hospital and cancer patients

Global Citizenship students at Globe University-Appleton raised funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society as a service-learning project. The money raised was used to create 30 care kits to distribute to chemotherapy patients in the Fox Valley through the American Cancer Society.

Globe University student Stacy Ann Tate worked on the project along with eight others.

“Working with the American Cancer Society for our service-learning project was a cause close to my heart and truly fulfilling,” Tate said.

With the help of Walgreen’s in Menasha, students sold paper and lapel ribbons in different colors that represent various forms of cancer. The students raised more than $350 to complete the kits.

The kits included games, puzzles, notebooks, pens, toys, playing cards, candy, lip balm, tissues, and letters of support and inspiration that the students wrote. American Cancer Society Patient Navigator Laura Klemm distributed the kits upon completion.

Throughout the project, students recognized the importance of helping others in their community while coming together for a common cause. They also learned key aspects of fundraising and valuable community engagement skills.

Students also spearheaded a campus-wide book drive that resulted in a collection of more than 500 books that were donated to St. Elizabeth hospital in Appleton, Wis.